Local gas stations beginning to limit amount of gas you can buy

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HEADLAND, Ala. (WTVY) — The threat of Hurricane Irma to Florida and Georgia is being blamed for gas rationing in this area.

There are a handful of stations limiting how much gasoline a customer can purchase in the Wiregrass.

At the Liberty store in Headland, people can buy only $20 dollars of gas at the time which means they're limited to no more than eight gallons.

This store is operated by Southeastern Oil. Owner Lee Brennan tells us the rationing is due to Irma.

He didn't elaborate but he isn't the only retailer struggling with gasoline supplies.

Several stores in the area have run out in the past couple of days. People tell us supplies at Sam's Club were depleted on Wednesday.

All of this leaving some customers frustrated about supplies---and about rationing.

Crystal from Headland says,
"It is crazy, it is beyond crazy. I have a truck and $20 only gave me 85 miles to E, that’s to Dothan and back and my gas light will be on again."

Frankie Bolton also from Headland says, "I figure they should give more gas then that because you never know, there might be an emergency and you have to go far, you will need more than $20, definitely how gas is these days."

All of this comes just days after Hurricane Harvey slowed gasoline production in Texas and not only are supplies low in some places but the price we pay has gone up about 50 cents a gallon since Harvey.

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