Dozens of cars wrap around the the building at the H-E-B on Wurzbach as people wait to fill up on gas. Down the street at the Shell station, cars pour into the I-10 frontage lanes ensnaring traffic.
Pictures on Facebook, and other websites of queuing cars and stations without gas sent thousands of San Antonians scrambling to fill up.
"They've just gone paranoid. They think we're gonna run out of gas. I mean they're running out everywhere," says Daniel Hernandez, a local cook who has been waiting 10 minutes to fill up, and has another 20 before he fills up.