VERIFY: Are Austin-area gas stations running low on fuel?

With multiple oil refineries shutting down due to Hurricane Harvey's impacts on the Gulf Coast, customers in the Austin-area and throughout Texas are reporting a shortage of gasoline.

AUSTIN - With multiple oil refineries shutting down due to Hurricane Harvey's impacts on the Gulf Coast, customers in the Austin-area and throughout Texas are reporting a shortage of gasoline.

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton said there is no shortage of fuel in Texas because of Harvey, but many stations are running out due to a high level of demand. He also acknowledged that prices are expected to climb in the coming days. 

"As a region - there will be gasoline. There may be pockets that take a few days to get refueled but I don't believe a week from now this will be an issue," Sitton said. "There's just so much gasoline in inventory, pipelines are coming back online, logistical problems are working out, so that is not going to be a long-term issue."

KVUE viewers have reported multiple gas stations with shortages.

Commenters on the KVUE Facebook page are sharing locations that they say do not have fuel. Redditors started a thread sharing which locations were running empty.

KVUE reached out to several gas stations in Austin and the surrounding areas. Here is what we found as of Thursday afternoon:

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(Gas stations with all types of fuel are in green. Gas stations that are out of some fuel or running low are in yellow. Gas stations that are completely out of fuel are in red.)

Manor (78653)

  • Exxon - 12250 Harris Branch Pkway - Has all types of fuel
  • Valero - 12300 Harris Branch Pkwy - Only out of premium
  • Exxon - 12130 FM 973 - Has all types of fuel
  • Exxon - 16419 FM 969 - Has all types of fuel
  • Manor Grocery - 102 Parsons St - Has all types of fuel
  • Walmart - 11809 US 290 - Has all types of fuel
  • Texaco - 12836 US 290 - Has all types of fuel

West Lake Hills (78746)

  • Texaco - 7110 Bee Caves Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • 7-Eleven - 6111 Bee Caves Rd - Only has regular and diesel 
  • Shell - 3310 N Capital of Texas - Has all types of fuel, but has a long line
  • Shell - 98 Redbud Trl - Has all types of fuel
  • Chevron - 2710 Bee Caves Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Chevron - 6804 Bee Caves Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Shell - 2451 S Capital of Texas - Has all types of fuel

Del Valle (78617)

  • Shell - 2475 SH-71 - Has all types of fuel
  • Texaco - 12800A Pearce Ln - Has all types of fuel

Pflugerville (78660)

  • H-E-B - 1434 Wells Branch Pkwy - Out of all types of fuel
  • Shell - 1701 Grand Avenue Pkwy - Has all types of fuel
  • Circle K - 2609 Pecan St - Has all types of fuel
  • 7-Eleven - 17511 Schultz Ln - Has all types of fuel, but expected to run out by end of Thursday
  • Shell - 410 W Pflugerville Pkwy - Has all types of fuel
  • Citgo - 13900 Immanuel Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Chevron - 14815A Dessau Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • H-E-B - 201 N FM 685 - Has all types of fuel
  • Shell 1909 Kelly Ln - Has all types of fuel

North Austin (787857)

  • Shell - 3310 Northland Dr - Has all types of fuel 
  • Shamrock - 7401 Burnet Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Exxon - 7844 Burnet Rd - Has all types of fuel 
  • Chevron - 8218 Burnet Rd - Out of all types of fuel
  • Shell - 8224 Burnet Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Citgo - 1809 Anderson Ln - Out of all types of fuel (plan to refill Thursday night)

South Austin (78704) 

  • Shell - 2125 W Ben White - Has all types of fuel
  • 7-Eleven - 2820 S Lamar Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • 7-Eleven - 601 W Ben White Blvd - Out of all types of fuel
  • Exxon - 201 W Ben White Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Sunrise Mini Mart - 915 W Oltorf St - Has all types of fuel
  • Shell - 3906 S Congress Ave - Has all types of fuel
  • Mobil - 1403 S Lamar Blvd - Out of all types of fuel 
  • Exxon - 1222 S Lamar Blvd - Out of unleaded, has plus and supreme 
  • Chevron - 3909 S Congress Ave - Has all types of fuel
  • Exxon - 2907 S 1st St - Has all types of fuel through Friday evening
  • 7-Eleven - 2103 S Congress Ave - Has all types of fuel
  • Chevron - 400 S Congress Ave - Has all types of fuel, but running low
  • Conoco - 2000 S IH-35 - Has all types of fuel
  • Mobil - 3630 S Congress Ave - Has all types of fuel

Southeast Austin (78745) 

  • 7-Eleven - 8010 Brodie Ln - Out of regular, still has midgrade and premium
  • Valero - 8205 Brodie Ln - Has all types of fuel, but expects to be out by end of day
  • Texaco - 2800 W William Cannon Dr - Has all types of fuel
  • Xpress Fuel - 7200 Manchaca Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Exxon - 5625 West Gate Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Shell - 4545 S Lamar Blvd - Has all types of fuel, but running low
  • Shell - 5401 Manchaca Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Shell - 500 W William Cannon Dr - Has all types of fuel
  • E-Z Mart - 6400 S 1st St - Has all types of fuel
  • 7-Eleven - 6607 Circle S Dr - Out of all types of fuel

Central East Austin (78723) 

  • Food Mart - 5327 Cameron Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Texaco - 5517 Cameron Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • H-E-B - 1801 E 51st St - Has all types of fuel, but running low
  • Shell - 6615 Berkman Dr - Has all types of fuel
  • Conoco - 5029 Manor Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Shell - 5210 Manor Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Gulf - 5301 Manor Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Valero - 4311 Springdale Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • Mobil - 4607 Loyola Ln - Has all types of fuel, but running low
  • Shell - 7101 Ed Bluestein Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Exxon - 1660 E 51st St - Has all types of fuel

Downtown Austin (78710)

  • 7-Eleven - 408 W 15th St - Ran out Thursday morning, won't have more for a few days
  • 7-Eleven - 1814 Guadalupe St - Ran out Thursday morning, won't have more for a few days
  • Gulf - 717 E 7th St - Has regular and diesel fuel only
  • Shell - 900 N IH-35 - Has all types of fuel
  • Shell - 4429 Duval St - Has all types of fuel, but running low

West Campus/Central Austin (78705)

  • 7-Eleven - 2600 Guadalupe St - Out of all types of fuel

Tarrytown/Old West Austin (78703)

  • 7-Eleven - 2624 Lake Austin Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Phillips 66 - 2407 Lake Austin Blvd - Out of diesel, $15 limit per person
  • Chevron - 2402 Lake Austin Blvd - No diesel, has everything else
  • Texaco - 2400 Exposition Blvd - Has regular and diesel, no premium
  • Shell - 2701 Exposition Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Chevron - 1200 N Lamar Blvd - Has all types of fuel 

Cedar Park (78613)

  • Indian Springs Country Store - 3031 Woodall Dr - Out of all types of fuel
  • Chevron - 1410 W Whitestone Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Shell - 1405 W Whitestone Blvd - Only has premium
  • Valero - 901 W Whitestone Blvd - Only has diesel 
  • Randalls - 1400 Cypress Creek Rd - Has all types of fuel
  • H-E-B - 170 E Whitestone Blvd - Out of all types of fuel
  • Texaco - 1050 Cluck Creek Trl - Has all types of fuel
  • Gulf - 500 S Bell Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Costco - 4601 183A Toll Rd - Only carries premium and unleaded, has both

Northwest Austin (78726)

  • Shell - 10515 N UR-620 - No diesel
  • 7-Eleven - 14016 UR-620 - Has mid-grade and premium, does not have regular

East Austin (78702) 

  • Chevron - 2723 S IH-35 - Has all types of fuel
  • Citgo - 1621 Cesar Chavez St - Has all types of fuel
  • East 1st Grocery - 1811 E Cesar Chavez St - Only has 87
  • Valero - 3112 E Cesar Chavez St - Has all types of fuel
  • Citgo - 3842 Airport Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Phillips 66 - 1149 1/2 Airport Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • Double R Grocery - 1149 Airport Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • 7-Eleven - 863 Airport Blvd - Has all types of fuel, but unleaded running low

Wells Branch/Round Rock (78728)

  • Metro Mart - 2113 Wells Branch Pkwy - Has all types of fuel
  • Valero - 1779 Wells Branch Pkwy - Has all types of fuel
  • Valero - 1310 Howard Ln - Has all types of fuel
  • 7-Eleven - 14730 N IH-35 - Has all types of fuel (ran out Wednesday but refueled)
  • Shell -14812 N IH-35 - Has all types of fuel, but running low
  • Exxon - 15900 N IH-35 - Has all types of fuel
  • Speedy Stop - 14735 Bratton Ln - Has all types of fuel

Lake Travis/Steiner Ranch (78732)

  • Wag-A-Bag - 2900 N Quinlan Park Rd - Has unleaded, but out of premium
  • Randalls - 5145 N FM 620 - Out of fuel

Lakeway (78734)

  • Texaco - 2200 Lakeway Blvd - Has all types of fuel
  • H-E-B - 2000 UR-620 - Has all types of fuel (but has long lines)
  • Exxon - 903 S UR-620 - Has all types of fuel (but has long lines)
  • Exxon - 3636 UR-620 - Out of fuel

*Note: This information is from Thursday afternoon*

The City of Austin released the following statement: 

"The City of Austin is aware of social media reports of fuel shortages in the Austin region. The City’s fuel division is currently operating normally and their ability to provide emergency and routine services has not been impacted. However we are monitoring the situation and are prepared to enact conservation methods should they be required."

None of Texas' refineries suffered major damage. Valero has already begun ramping up at its refineries and another major refinery in Texas is expected to be back on line Sunday. 

However, gas prices are climbing, which is typical when hurricanes knock off refineries. Statewide, the average gas price is $2.26 per gallon, which is four cents higher than Wednesday and 12 cents more than Thursday last week. Drivers in Dallas are paying the most for gas at $2.23 per gallon.

Paul Hardin with the Texas Fuel & Food Association said if consumers see price gouging, they should report it to the Attorney General’s office immediately.

“The fines can range up to about $250,000,” said Hardin.

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