The line for gas at the 7-11 at Abrams and Richmond on Thursday morning spilled into both streets.

As Houston begins to dry out and residents have ventured back home to survey Harvey’s damage, Dallas has begun to feel its impacts. For safety, a major oil pipeline is being shut down, causing a shortage of gas across the state, although it could reopen by Sunday.

Though the hurricane has allowed our neighborhood to showcase its charity, there has been a run on gasoline in preparation for the price rises that have already been seen in some areas. At a Garland-area 76 Station, prices are already above $8 a gallon.

Stations told the Dallas Observer that they received their usual supplies from tanker trucks on Wednesday, but as of Thursday many had not been refilled. Many aren’t getting a clear answer on when supplies will be restored.

As of Thursday morning, the Mockingbird and Abrams 7-11 was out of gas, the Richmond and Abrams store said they would be out by noon, and had at least 15 cars waiting in line for gas, extending the lines into the streets. At the Quicktrip on Garland Road, they are out of gas and don’t expect to be refilled until next week. Lines were long at the station at Greenville and Belmont, pictured below.

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The station at Greenville and Belmont had lines snaked in every direction to access the available pumps.

The station at Greenville and Belmont had lines snaked in every direction to access the available pumps.


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