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Gas Prices Leveling Off after Hurricane Harvey

Refineries beginning to come back online.

by on Sep.12, 2017

Gas prices are leveling off after hitting a two-year high in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo credit: Brendan Strong)

Gasoline prices appear to be leveling across the U.S. off despite the disruptions created by two major hurricanes that have battered the United States causing some local shortages, AAA reported in its weekly analysis of fuel prices around the country.

AAA said for the first time in more than two weeks, the national gas price average despite Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida with gasoline prices holding steady at $2.67. The national gas price average is just three cents more expensive on the week, which saw a massive evacuation from parts of Florida as the storm approached.

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With a seven-cent increase, Florida, Indiana and Georgia were among the top 10 states who saw the largest gas price increases on the week, while gas prices dropped by one to six cents per gallon in Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Delaware and Oklahoma, AAA reported.  (more…)