Gas prices have shot up here in the Wiregrass by more than 20 cents a gallon.
The "hike" is being attributed to Hurricane Katrina and the damage it’s caused to oil rigs and refineries along the Louisiana Coast.
Florala is a small border town which sits along two major North/South highways leading to Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Mayor Danny Franklin says he understands the market conditions which are causing the skyrocketing fuel costs, but warns those businesses in his town which may think about taking advantage of the situation.
Mayor Franklin says city officials will keep a close eye out for price gouging.
Some residents in the Wiregrass have called News 4 concerned about gas prices and a possible shortage.
We called local stations, and no gas station personnel will confirm any information about a possible shortage.
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