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Some Denver Gas Stations Ran Short of Fuel in Supply Kink

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Dozens of gasoline stations in Denver and southern Colorado ran dry last weekend as pipeline work and a shortage of tanker-truck drivers delayed fuel supplies.

“It was enough of an outage to be a thing,” said J. Skyler McKinney, regional public affairs director for the American Automobile Association in Colorado, with the pinch tightest in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and a small part of Denver. “Drivers might find that their favorite station is empty, but if they are willing to drive a few miles to find another station, or wait a few days, they should be fine.”