- Relief providers have to get gas before they can make the 4 hour drive to the flooded area.
- All of the evacuees from the floodwaters who are in DFW have to fill up.
- The holiday weekend.
- Supply and demand -- the 76 station had to pay a much higher wholesale price to get gasoline to sell to its customers.
This was anticipated this past Monday in Dr. Kevin Simmon's editorial. It is my sense that this is going to get worse before it gets better. If you are traveling this weekend, it wouldn't hurt to fill your tank now.