Residents concerned about gas prices following storms

Residents concerned about gas prices following storms
A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)
Woodall's in Albany is six cents cheaper than the county average (Source: WALB)
Woodall's in Albany is six cents cheaper than the county average (Source: WALB)
Gas is $2.71 at the Woodall's on Jefferson Street on Sunday (Source: WALB)
Gas is $2.71 at the Woodall's on Jefferson Street on Sunday (Source: WALB)
Catherine Hunter, Albany resident (Source: WALB)
Catherine Hunter, Albany resident (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Drivers are preparing for the possible inclement weather by filling up their gas tanks as soon as possible.

Possible flooding can make it hard to fill up, but according to AAA, prices could rise after a Gulf Coast storm if oil rigs are impacted.

The current Dougherty County gas price average is $2.77.

At the Albany Woodall's on Jefferson Street, the price for unleaded fuel was $2.71.

Despite the price at that gas station being 6 cents cheaper than the county average, one driver said it's expensive already.

"I decided I better get it now before it pours down and the prices go up again. Because it's already, dear Lord, it's a lot," said Catherine Hunter, an Albany resident.

Of course, we won't know if and how much gas prices could be affected until after Subtropical storm Alberto finishes its course.

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