Hundreds of complaints have been filed against gas stations in North Carolina, some even in our area, for charging too much at the pump while fuel supplies are low.
Relief at the gas pump could take another couple of days, but fuel is again flowing from Houston.
Gas is more than 25 cents higher than it was a week ago in the area.
Gasoline prices rose several cents overnight amid continuing fears of shortages in Texas and other states in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's strike on the Gulf Coast.
Gas prices have skyrocketed at local pumps and we are receiving calls from concerned drivers about price gouging.
Colonial Pipeline plans to shut down a key line that supplies gasoline to the South due to storm-related refinery shutdowns and Harvey's effect on its facilities west of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Don't be surprised to see gas prices climb in the Carolinas over the next couple of weeks thanks to the monster storm flooding big parts of Texas.
Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit a refinery-rich stretch of the Gulf Coast and U.S. drivers could soon see the impact at the gas pump.
South Carolina's first gas tax increase in 30 years will help rebuild deteriorated roadways and bridges statewide, but transportation officials caution a smoother ride may be years away.
Hitting the road this holiday weekend? Expect to pay significantly more at the pump than you did a year ago.