Motorists across South Florida are trying to buy gas as the area experiences a shortage due to weather-slowed deliveries.
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Motorists in Palm Beach County and across South Florida on Tuesday awoke to a fifth consecutive day of spotty gasoline shortages.
Officials at Port Everglades, the entry point for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for 12 counties south of Lake Okeechobee, said that conditions at the port have markedly improved after last week's storm floods.
On Monday, a Port Everglades official noted the facility is a seaport and it's the private petroleum companies working at the port who "are responsible for storing and distributing gasoline and other petroleum products." In the Tuesday update, the port said the majority of the companies that deliver fuel are again operational.
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