VERIFY: Does a gas price spike amount to price gouging?

Gas prices are surging ahead of Tropical Storm Harvey. Some pumps in Southeast Texas have seen a 30 cent increase over the last several hours. We've seen lots of posts on social media accusing gas stations of price gouging. Are gas stations gouging prices to capitalize off of you during a natural disaster?
Published: 8:54 PM CDT July 12, 2019
Updated: 8:53 PM CDT July 12, 2019