Just a different view on price gouging. There are laws in Texas, and many other places, making gouging illegal. Consider, though, those sold out fuel stations would likely still have gas to sell if the price were higher. The economics of supply and demand - higher price reduces demand. People wouldn’t hoard fuel, i.e. fill up everything they can, if the price was, say, $10 a gallon. From a humanitarian point of view, it seems pretty ugly, but with sold out fuel stations, there are people who are going to go without fuel. Not saying we should repeal those laws, just looking at it from a different angle.