Bossier City may have dodged heavy property damage from the storm, but there might still be some damage to our wallets. The impact of Hurricane Harvey on Gulf Coast oil production is already being felt in the Bossier City area. Prices are climbing higher and the cost differences from one gas station to another are becoming more stark.
This morning, the lowest price for a gallon of regular gas in the Bossier City area was $1.99, according to Gas Buddy. By mid-afternoon that minimum price had climbed to $2.07. The average price is $2.20.
Prices are rocketing. In Texas, it’s even worse. There are reports of gas shortages in north Texas, specifically in Dallas — and the long Labor Day weekend is looming.
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Things have worsened in just hours. This morning, BossierNow found the highest reported price per gallon of $2.35 was at the Haughton Exxon on Highway 157. This afternoon, it’s common to find stations throughout the area with prices of $2.25 and higher.
For comparison, here is a sampling of Bossier gas prices, as reported to GasBuddy Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon:
- Walmart Neighborhood Market on Shed Road: $1.99, now $2.09
- Exxon, Dogwood Trail: $2.19, unchanged
- RaceWay, E. Texas near Stockwell Road: $2.15, now $2.25
- Sam’s Club: $2.04, now $2.12
- Walmart on Airline: $2.09, unchanged
- Circle K on Old Minden Road: $1.99, now $2.24
- Walmart, Shreveport-Barksdale: $2.09, unchanged
- Chevron, Airline Drive & Patricia Drive: $2.19, unchanged