DENVER (CBS4) – There has been a shortage of gasoline at some Denver area gas stations recently as pumps at some places say “regular unleaded” isn’t available.
Drivers were pulling into the Diamond Shamrock Corner Store at the corner of 10th Avenue and Broadway in Denver all day Monday to find the pumps posted with signs saying they’re “out of unleaded fuel.”
A busy 7-Eleven off 10th and Federal Boulevard spent the entire weekend turning drivers away from empty pumps.
“There’s no gas, I guess. Not the right one I needed,” driver Lisa Reyes said.
“It’s annoying,” driver Peter Christou said.
Christou was one of many who pulled in to find paper signs posted.
No regular unleaded gas means filling up his tank will cost driver Adrian Lucero an extra 20 cents per gallon.
“It’s not too good. Now I have to pay extra money for the better gas … and I’ve got a gas hog,” Lucero said.
It’s a hog that gets just 12 miles to the gallon on his long daily commute.
“Due to several regional refinery issues, both the supply of fuel and the logistics system in the Denver metro area have been extremely stressed,” Corner Stores’ corporate management said in a statement. “We are working diligently to ensure that fuel is available, as needed, at all of our area stores.”
Major gasoline supplier Phillips 66 also released a statement.
“The Denver metro area is currently experiencing gasoline supply shortages due to multiple, regional factors,” the company said. “Phillips 66 is currently meeting all of its contractual obligations for the Denver metro area and is working diligently to identify short-term supply sources for our customers.”
Viewers told CBS4 about a handful of other stations that are out of gas in Lakewood and Littleton. Some stations told CBS4 they just got their supply in Monday morning.