Gas prices continue to rise since Hurricane Harvey and now Irma

Gas prices continue to rise since Hurricane Harvey and now Irma

"I live way out in the country, so if we lose power I could be one of the last people to get it turned back on", said John Law, a welder from Eustis who was filling up four extra gas cans.

"We estimate that GasBuddy has been downloaded approximately half a million times in the USA across the App Store and Google Play since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25", Oliver Yeh, Sensor Tower's cofounder, wrote in an emailed statement.

Several refineries impacted by Harvey have restarted, some are operating at reduced rates and some remain shut down. The national average has increased 29.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 44.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

In Buffalo, the AAA said the average price a gallon is $2.73, up 26 cents from a week ago.

Gas stations are selling out of gas quickly as Southwest Floridians fill up their tanks in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

DeHaan said things were looking up, "with many refineries either back online or in the process, and gasoline production is ramping back up".

Man Gives Last Generator to a Stranger Amid Prep for Hurricane Irma
She had been searching for a generator for her family but was left to watch the last available one sold to someone else. Then Santiago, having given up the generator to someone who desperately needed it, went back to his shopping.

"Right now it's all eyes on Irma to see where gas prices are going to go".

Scott made a statement Thursday in which he said the state of Florida was working hard to get more fuel to the stations that need it.

GasBuddy, an app normally aimed at helping people find the cheapest gas prices in their area, has shifted gears and activated its emergency Gas Tracker feature to help with preparation and evacuation. Georgia and Maryland saw price increases by approximately 41 cents, while New Jersey and Tennessee saw prices rise by 40 and 39 cents, respectively.

Statewide, the average price of regular unleaded had risen to $2.53 per gallon by mid-afternoon Tuesday, up from $2.19 a week earlier, Armbruster said.

The Gas Buddy app shows gas stations in your area, the price of gas there and whether the station has any left. "I'm not having my house ruined, my vehicle ruined or nothing to go home to", said Delashmutt.

"We ran out of gas", she said. In Hampton Roads, it's $2.51, which is 28 cents more than last week. Gasoline inventory data, which did not yet include any disruption from Harvey, were unchanged, 1% lower than a year ago. While Irma is an even stronger storm than Harvey, it is not clear if it will hit oil industry facilities in the Gulf region. With Hurricane Irma approaching, the upward gas prices trend is likely to continue.

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