Posted: Aug 28, 2012 4:43 PM by Jenise Fernandez
As demand goes up and supply goes down, gas prices are expected to rise. Across Acadiana today people filled up their tanks, but some are accusing gas stations of "price gouging." If you tried getting gas around Acadiana, you probably saw a sign like saying "out of regular."
It's Anna Sims' first tropical storm since moving to Louisiana. Sims says she doesn't know what to expect, but is taking every precaution.
"With the storm coming in, I'm just worried gas is going to be out for the rest of the week," said Sims.
She's filling up her SUV and getting ready. Sims says she usually fills up on regular fuel, but couldn't find any in Acadiana.
"Everywhere I go it seems like all they have is premium or plus available," she added.
We received calls from viewers accusing some gas stations of "price gouging." They say, gas stations were covering up the nozzles for regular gas, forcing customers to buy the most expensive. some callers said, they removed the covering on the nozzle and were able to fill up.
But the manager at the Texaco on Verot School Road said, he has to stop selling regular gas once it reaches 750 gallons. Because the gas is so low in the tank, if people fill up, they could be filling up with dirt.
"Yeah, I'm worried about prices going up they're already high enough as it is," said Cyrus Orgeron.
If you do see a sign or a bag covering the nozzle, don't remove because it is considered a violation.