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.
If you did any traveling during the holiday season, you likely experienced lower gas prices. Anywhere you travel in the continental United States, you'll find lower prices on gasoline than in Upstate New York.
I can't remember the last time gas was close to being under $3 a gallon. I noticed the sign on my way to work this morning. Despite the drop at the pumps, Utica still sees higher prices that most of the nation. Even Syracuse has lower prices.
With the average price of gas approaching four dollars a gallon, the question becomes whether Americans are going to start to seriously changing their current driving habits and vacation plans, in light of this hike.