Hurricane Harvey Causing Gas Price Increase
Not only is Hurricane Harvey causing widespread flooding in portions of Texas and Louisiana, it's also responsible for an increase in gas prices nationwide, including right here in Upstate and Central New York.
The flooding caused by Harvey forced the closure of as many as 8 refineries in Texas pushing the national average price of gas up ten cents from a week ago to $2.45 a gallon. That's the highest they've been all year and it appears the prices will continue to increase.
According to AAA, If you plan on traveling this Labor Day weekend here is what you should plan on paying at the pump in Central New York.
Regular: $2.48 Up .04 since 8/30
Mid: $2.69 Up .03 since 8/30
Premium: $2.90 Up .03 since 8/30
Diesel: $2.61 Up .02 since 8/30
Regular: $2.45 Up .05 since 8/30
Mid: $2.63 Up .02 since 8/30
Premium: $2.48 Up .02 since 8/30
Diesel: $2.62 Up .02 since 8/30
At least these prices aren't as high as they were back in 2008, when according to Fortune, some parts of the country reached a record $4.11 -