Brett Moore travels from Auburn to Fort Wayne for his daily commute to Sweetwater.
“I don’t like to get it below a half a tank,” Moore said.
That means he’s at the pump two or three times a week.
“Obviously I get gas a little more than the people who commute from in town and everything,” he said.
Moore wasn’t thrilled to see he had to pay $2.65 a gallon for gas Friday.
“It’s a direct result of the major gulf coast storm. That has caused gas supplies to tighten," AAA Spokesperson Molly Hart said.
The weather in Texas is directly affecting us here in the Summit City.
Road conditions, power outages, lack of personnel are all contributing to the reduced fuel delivery.
“Until things thaw out, and gulf coast refineries are running again, which should likely be early next week. We do anticipate more expensive pump prices,” Hart said.
Bad news for Lane Hurraw, who drives a 1997 pickup he says “guzzles gas like no other.”
“It just eats away at my budget, eats away at my bank account, pulls all the money I’m making out,” he said.
Hurraw longs for warmer days when gas prices were closer to the $2 mark.