Motorists had a difficult time finding gas locally Friday and Saturday.
Many pumps were covered in yellow plastic bags, indicating that the gas pumps were empty.
Pumps at the Alta store located at Orchard Avenue, however, were being refueled Sunday morning.
According to a report by KKTV, AAA Colorado the lack of gas Friday and Saturday didn’t have to do with a gas shortage.
AAA Colorado reports that while there is still a large supply of oil and gasoline in the U.S., there aren’t enough drivers to transport it, the report states.
“Many of these gasoline delivery drivers lost their jobs last year at the beginning of the pandemic,” the report states. “These drivers took their skills to shipping services like Amazon. They took to delivering household items like toilet paper which were in high demand last year. Now that gasoline demand has returned to near pre-pandemic levels, the driver shortage is causing supply chain issues.”