A record number of drivers are expected to hit the road this Fourth of July weekend, but a truck driver shortage could also lead to a fuel shortage at some gas stations.
Firefighters say the scene demonstrated the danger of panic-buying gasoline.
A U.S. government agency took to Twitter amid the gas shortage on the East Coast to issue safety reminders focused on appropriate containers for gas, starting by saying plastic bags are not acceptable.
The price spike is partly because of the power outages that caused several Texas refineries to shut down or reduce operations last month and surging prices on credits for a renewable fuel. The highest average price in the nation is $3.86 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average is $2.48 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Heads up, folks! The price at the pump is soaring...
Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street and oil prices surged Friday after a U.S military strike killed a top Iranian general in Iraq.
The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 4 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.68.