Harvey's wrath sends gas prices soaring in Central Florida


Average retail gasoline prices in IN have risen 9.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,271 gas outlets in Indiana. Gas prices spiked throughout the Carolinas over the Labor Day holiday, resulting in the highest statewide averages in more than two years.

Rhode Island drivers are now paying 35 cents more per gallon than they did last week, with the average price for self-serve, regular unleaded gas averaging at $2.69 per gallon, AAA Northeast's latest survey found.

"It looks like prices are rising today in Champaign", said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.

While the impact of Hurricane Harvey left some markets in Texas without gasoline, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee remain well supplied. But Wisconsin gas prices aren't likely to rise as much as the national average.

In a Tuesday morning briefing, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three petroleum ships are now at Port Everglades and two more are waiting off offshore to deliver their supplies.

Prices in Pittsburgh are about 49 cents higher than a year ago and about 27 cents higher than a month ago. Stable summer gas prices have also come to an end.

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David Holt, president of the Consumer Energy Alliance, estimated that national average price for gasoline could climb by 10 cents to 25 cents a gallon over the next week, and average prices in Texas rise by 20 cents to 40 cents a gallon.

In Michigan, prices have gone up 8 cents since last Tuesday - to an average of $2.62 cents a gallon, according to GasBuddy. The Dallas average rose to $2.71 a gallon. Houston-area prices are up about 37 cents, while Dallas and San Antonio prices have risen by 50 cents or more per gallon, according to data collected by GasBuddy. In addition, Colonial Pipeline expected to fully restore operations to Line 1 of its gasoline supply line on Tuesday.

DeHaan predicted that it could be "weeks or longer before all refineries are back online". "Much remains in the air, but the situation promises to be challenging if Irma threatens the US mainland", DeHaan added.

Prices at the pump are up around the state.

"After Harvey, normal gasoline flows have been slowed", DeHaan said.