LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Going to the pump may surprise you today as they might not have gasoline!
Several residents have reported that some gas stations have run out of fuel in the Las Vegas Valley.
While most are able to find the type of gas they need at another gas station, the situation is already creating a stir among residents and tourists alike.
Rafael Levy needed gas for his taxi. He was in such a hurry that he did not see the sign in front of him indicating that there was no gas. It was only when he saw that the gas was not pumping that he realized that there was no gas available.
“Where the hell am I going to get gas?” I have to go back to the yard, it’s ridiculous, ”said Levy.
He wasn’t the only one surprised since this gas station had diesel but no gasoline.
“I’m looking for gas, I’m coming back from LA and we need to find gas and apparently we’re not here,” said Shawn Han, a tourist.
“I’m just lucky to drive a Prius, but I always feel like the Prius has too much gas, so if they say no gas, I have to (go) look,” explained Gebrehiwot Biru.
In some gas stations, they only have to sell premium or regular gasoline.
AAA Nevada says there is no shortage of gasoline, but truck drivers
“The shortage and unavailability of drivers continues, so what we recommend as AAA is, of course, to try not to wait until the very last minute when you need fuel, as you may need to get to 1 maybe 2 gas stations and generally what we “found is strictly limited to one or two brands of gasoline,” said Sergio Avila, AAA Nevada spokesperson.
The high demand for gas is not helping either, but this is expected to be a temporary gas shortage in the valley.
“Even with this shortage of drivers, a lot of the shortages we see at gas stations are short term disruptions and there are things that get fixed in a few hours or a day or so, so one thing I would just like to outline out there is not to make people assess and panic, ”said Paul Enos, CEO of the Nevada Trucking Association.
There are many stations with gas available on the right, but it is not known for how long. Nevertheless, it is better not to accumulate gas, as this could create more problems, including an increase in the price of gas.