Arkansas Business has been updating its story on the state of emergency Gov. Beebe imposed earlier today to fend off gas gouging. Apparently, a little hell is breaking loose:

At 2:24 p.m. Friday, 25 vehicles were waiting to pull into the Mapco service station at the corner of W. 12th Street and Fair Park Boulevard to get gasoline. The vehicles were backed out into 12th Street. Regular gasoline there was selling for $3.51 per gallon, but a Mapco attendant said the station was preparing to raise the price to $3.75.

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We filled up yesterday, thank goodness.

UPDATE FROM MAX IN THE EASY-TO-KIBBITZ LOCATION OF NEW YORK (Although people are lining up for gas here, too, in a frenzy to save 25 cents a gallon on gas): Can you say hysteria?

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UPDATE II: Word is that McDaniel will issue subpoenas to Jonesboro convenience stores in his investigation of their price gouging. Story tomorrow in Jonesboro Sun.

UPDATE III: Dem Party capitalizes on the hysteria by praising Beebe and McDaniel. On the jump.

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