Tuesday 19 Jun 2018


Harvey & Irma Lead To Higher Gas Prices

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — A “perfect storm” of recovering from Harvey and preparing for Hurricane Irma means you are still pay significantly more at the gas pump. Tiffany Wright with AAA Carolinas in Charlotte says retailers raises prices as a defensive measure. Wright says retailers may have already raised their gas prices in anticipation of a price spike coming from their suppliers. Wright says this is usually the time of year when prices start to fall, with the switch to cooler weather blends and people traveling less. But, she says the weather had disrupted the system.

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