I hardly think it's true. It's just a tactic of the oil companies to lift the EO on price control.
It's also very inappropriate for the Secretary of Energy to claim that there is shortage. It's his job to mediate between the government and the private sector and to ensure that there is enough supply. But he's harping on the shortage, no one needs to wonder who's side he's taking.
I'm not buying gas this week, if I can help it. The hubs got a full tank last Saturday and we still have half tank full.
But I would gladly buy gas just so I can pour it on someone and light her. LOL