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


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.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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