Harvey causes gas concerns, officials say "there's plenty" - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Harvey causes gas concerns, officials say "there's plenty"

Line at Wichita Falls Gas Station on Thursday afternoon Line at Wichita Falls Gas Station on Thursday afternoon
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

A number of gas stations in Wichita Falls said they do not expect to run out of gas or experience a shortage. 

Gas price spikes across Texas and a low supply at some gas stations in other areas have prompted long lines at local stations.

Texas Railroad Commissioner, Ryan Sitton, said, "There's plenty of gasoline. This will subside." 

Officials said concerns begun when Hurricane Harvey caused refineries along the Gulf Coast to shut down. 

However, a local gas and oil expert tells Newschannel 6, there is no major shortage and people need to remain calm.

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers President, Alex Mills, said communities could see spot shortages being caused by people rushing to stations to fill up when it is not immediately necessary. 

Mills recommends the best thing you can do is to continue your daily routine as normal and to not get gas unless you need it. 

Copyright 2017 KAUZ All Rights Reserved
 

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:06 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-07-23 13:09:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

  • Cubs fan takes ball thrown to kid, gets flak on social media

    Cubs fan takes ball thrown to kid, gets flak on social media

    Monday, July 23 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-07-23 12:04:28 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-07-23 12:38:40 GMT
    A young Cubs came up short when a ball thrown to him fell under his seat. But the Cubs came to his rescue. (Source: Pixabay)A young Cubs came up short when a ball thrown to him fell under his seat. But the Cubs came to his rescue. (Source: Pixabay)

    In the clip posted on Twitter, during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, first base coach Will Venable tossed a ball to a young boy, who failed to catch it. It slipped under the boy's seat.

    In the clip posted on Twitter, during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, first base coach Will Venable tossed a ball to a young boy, who failed to catch it. It slipped under the boy's seat.

  • 2 killed, 12 wounded along busy Toronto street; shooter dead

    2 killed, 12 wounded along busy Toronto street; shooter dead

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:44:54 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-07-23 11:52:34 GMT

    Police have not yet released information on the suspect or a possible motive.

    Police have not yet released information on the suspect or a possible motive.

Powered by Frankly