Due to Hurricane Harvey’s destructive toll on the Gulf coast, Gas prices are on the rise.
Mark Jenkins from AAA had this to say, “Harvey hit a major supply line for gasoline in Florida and along the eastern seaboard.” He also said, “Multiple refineries and drilling rigs had to be evacuated ahead of the storm, and the Houston Ship Channel was closed.”
Hurricane Harvey has caused issue with the production and shipment of one out of every five barrels of gasoline produced in the united States. This is because more 25% of the refining capacity in the U. S. Gulf Coast is offline.
Industry Leaders are reporting that the cheapest gas found in Georgia yesterday was $1.97 in the Macon area and the most expensive was $2.29 in the Atlanta area. The greater Rome area has gas prices averaging about $2.18 per gallon as of Monday evening.