Gas prices up, supplies down - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Gas prices up, supplies down

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:12:21 GMT
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
  • Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:19:35 GMT
    Valerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School PrincipalValerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School Principal
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>

September 24, 2005

Albany- Hurricane Rita's affect on south Georgia may be felt more at the pump. Station owners say, Rita could have an impact on their supplies. Governor Sonny Perdue has asked Georgians to concerve fuel. Station owners say that means if you're on empty then fill up, but if you have half a tank or more, wait until the middle of next week.

"I think they're outrageous and the American people are getting stuck," said Susan Reich of Albany about gas prices.

Gas prices have climbed again to $2.80. At the Express Lane at the corner of Gillionville and Lockett Station it's only $2.59. The station has been selling out of fuel daily.

"Because the gas was cheaper, I got my other car filled and then I went and got this one, my wife's car and came back," said Marvin Everson of Albany.

"I stopped here because this is the cheapest gas in town, that I can find anyway," said Sylverster Hendrix of Albany.

Station managers all across town are concerned because they're not getting as much to replenish their tanks, thanks to Rita. If there's a rush at the pumps this weekend they could be left on "E".

"The refiners have shut down, the platforms have been evacuated, so for that reason there are going to be some supply concerns," said Wright Woodall, owner of Woodall's.

Station managers say it may be early next week before they can fill their tanks with gas. To help matters motorists are trying to conserve.

"This car gets better gas milage than my husband's truck, so he takes off in it too," said Reich.

Some drivers are more concerned about the increasing prices.

"I'm concerned about the prices, I think we'll have plenty of gas, it's just a matter of controlling a little bit of the prices," said Hendrix.

With many public schools at the Governor's request cancelling classes more drivers say they will likely leave the car in the drive way.

"More than likely, I'll probably be having grand children, so I probably will stay home," said Reich.

feedback: news@walb.com