Published: Sat, September 02, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Officials say don't believe hype behind gas shortage

Energy experts are predicting the price to climb several cents a day for the next week or so.

Texans who live miles from the flooding and destruction left behind by Tropical Storm Harvey are also feeling the effects of the former hurricane-at the gas pump. "Somebody broke the line and two ladies, nicely dressed running around town in comfy exercise clothes started just yelling at him". "The fuel situation is short term and it is part of what we can expect". "I think it's more of a logistical problem".

Soon, Watson may not be as fortunate.

Those issues may include skyrocketing gas prices and continued shortages, DeHaan said.

"Prices have gone up. and they'll continue to rise, but it won't be significant enough that you're going to have trouble filling up at the end of weekend to get home", Jarmusz said. The nation's largest oil refineries sit on the Texas coast, producing millions of barrels of gasoline a day.

So what could this mean for you when you head to the pump? "This is what we're doing right now".

SKY4 found prices as high as $4.99 for regular gasoline at a location in Mesquite and $3.99 for regular and $4.49 for premium at a station in Garland.

When Dallas residents heard Harvey had disrupted gas production, they came out in droves to refill their tanks. By Thursday, gas stations were charging $2.99 or more.

A social media post has caused many in the community to panic and rush to fill up their vehicles. So no one ever thought about that.

Once the refineries are up and running, the price of gas should drop back down.

Gas prices rose at least 15 cents in 24 hours in several metropolitan areas including Dallas; El Paso, Texas; Athens, Georgia; and Dayton, Ohio, AAA reported Friday. "I'm not going anywhere", Mobriant said. "Unfortunately, I'm going to have some stations out of gas and there's nothing I can do about it".

A representative from H-E-B says, "The South Texas area is expected to experience short-term interruption in fuel supply due to the delay in refinery operations in Corpus Christi and in Houston".

When it comes to a possible gas shortage with Toot-n-Totum, Andrew Mitchell, the Vice President of Operations and Fuel told us now, they are running at full capacity with no allocation problems, as of yet.

Sitton said the lack of gas at some stations is the result of people rushing to the pumps after the refineries closed over fears of a shortage.

Governor Greg Abbott has taken some steps to bring more gasoline into Texas.

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