Gas prices may increase locally after Texas winter storm

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The winter storm in Texas is leaving its mark here in Bowling Green. Gas prices are expected to rise 10 to 20 cents per gallon in the coming week. 

This is a result of the extreme cold in Texas causing refineries there to shut down. 

The price increase will depend on how quickly or slowly the affected refineries can get back up and running. Over the past week alone, prices nationally have risen five cents per gallon. 

Local residents at the BP gas station today about their thoughts on how it will affect them. 

“I think they’re high enough, I wish they would get back down to what they used to be. About $1.30 or $1.40, something like that. There’s no reason for them to raise the gas prices this high,” said resident Josh Blair. 

“It definitely sucks. Because I used to be able to get half a gallon of gas in my car for $5. And now I can’t even get a quarter of gas,” said resident Tayln Beach. 

“I’m from the city so I’m used to the high price going into summertime. And we always know it’s gonna go up anyways so you gotta expect it and just keep on moving,” said resident Byron Hudgins. 

If there is a jump in gasoline prices, it is expected to only last temporarily.