4:11pm update:

Now from the Governor’s office… it’s NOT a trucking problem.

It’s an oil company problem.  The Gov’s office says the oil companies are not releasing as much fuel as they should from the tanks in Charlotte because they don’t want to run out before the next shipment comes in.  They’ve reduced their allocations in order to keep a reserve.

This is raising our eyebrows here at WBTV.  We’re trying to get an answer.

More tonight.

Breaking News, 3:30pm

The Department of Energy tells WBTV News the gas is here.  In Charlotte.  Governor Mike Easley tells us the problem is “not enough trucks to get it to the stations.”

We’re working on following up.  We know you’re still having a tough time finding fuel.

So many questions.  More answers tonight on WBTV News 3.