Dozens of gasoline stations in Denver and southern Colorado ran dry last weekend as a shortage of truck drivers and pipeline work 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.” The supply chain kink reveals the difficulty of Big Oil’s rapid return from the pandemic energy slump. Gasoline demand is getting closer to 2019 levels, signaling a robust call for more fuel from the millions of consumers who skipped travel last year and worked from home. Denver has been a strong source of […]