"It would be better if the prices would come back down some more and all but were surviving," Robbi Lott said.
Truer words have never been spoken.
Since Hurricane Ike ravaged the Texas coast, homes have been torn through like paper, businesses have been shut down, and over a dozen refineries, like three million Texans, are without power.
"We're looking at probably another week or maybe 8 or 9 days before the refineries are going to be up and going," says Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
So Texans should be prepared for high gas prices for a while.
Keith Moore is in the oil and gas industry, and thinks high gas prices would be less frustrating if the price of oil would go up with them.
"If the gas prices rose at the same cost of a barrel of oil, that would be fine with me," Moore said.
Paul Daniel owns a Shell gas station on Treadaway and prides himself on his prices staying under $3.50 this week.
"Well, our prices havent risen, weve gone up three cents."
And the threat of Hurricane Ike this weekend kept Daniel quite busy.
"Friday was probably five times a normal day, Saturday was probably four times a normal day, and today has been really strong."
Now, all customers can do is wait for refineries get their power back, and trust that the government will take care of stations that are price gouging.