Biden’s America: Federal Government Agency Warns Against Hoarding Gasoline in Plastic Bags

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to Americans against hoarding gasoline in plastic bags in response to some people taking extreme measures during the sudden gas shortage in southeastern states reportedly caused by ransomware computer hackers attacking a major gas and oil pipeline company, Colonial Pipeline. The USCPSC is an independent federal government agency.

The warning may have been prompted by this (two years old) video that went viral Tuesday showing a woman filling a plastic shopping bag with gasoline at a Kroger station:

UPDATE: Video is originally from 2019. Story at this link.

Other images of unsafe hoarding also went viral.

Warning by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: “Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline. Use only containers approved for fuel. Follow the gas canister manufacturer instructions for storing and transporting gasoline. When using a gas canister, never pour gasoline over or near an open flame. Flame jetting is a sudden and possibly violent flash fire that can occur when pouring flammable liquids from a container over an exposed flame or other ignition source. NEVER pour flammable liquids from a container over an exposed flame.”

“We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly. They take risks that can have deadly consequences. If you know someone who is thinking about bringing a container not meant for fuel to get gas, please let them know it’s dangerous.”

Wednesday morning update by GasBuddy on gas shortages by state, with spread to West Virginia and Mississippi.

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