Texas Railroad Commissioner Says: “There is NO fuel crisis in Texas”

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Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton held an emergency news conference Thursday afternoon to assure Texans “there is no fuel crisis in the state.”  By mid-afternoon Thursday their was a line of cars at every gas station in Levelland.

There have been reports of stations running out of gas, however, Sitton said the problem is a supply and demand problem.  As gas prices spiked and people rushed to get gas, amid fears of a shortage, consumers have put an undue demand on stations and that is making it hard to replenish supplies in a timely fashion.

He explained that the problem is more a logistical problem, “everyone runs to buy gas amid fears of the shortage and fuel suppliers are not able to get to all the stations in a timely manner.”

Along with the long lines to get gas, prices were up over 10 cents a gallon from yesterday with average prices at $2.19 in Levelland.

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