Drivers feeling pain at the pump

September 07, 2017 09:19 AM

It's going to cost drivers even more to fill up or top off their tank.

According to AAA, the price at the pump is expected to rise throughout the month due to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey as well the potential impact of Hurricane Irma.

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Average gas prices have increased in 46 states in the past week. In 26 states, drivers are paying an increase as high as 44 cents from a week ago. On average, prices have gone up by nearly 30 cents over the past week.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area hard, interrupting oil production along the Gulf Coast. Now Irma, a category 5 hurricane, which still hasn't made landfall, is scaring speculators on Wall Street.

In anticipation of the storm, President Donald Trump has already declared a state of emergency in Puerto Rico and Florida.

As for those four states that have not seen increased prices in the past week? Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho and Utah.

More information:

To check the lowest gas prices in the Capital Region, click here.


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