Thanks to Harvey, gas prices jump in area

Harvey continues to impact gas prices in the Carolinas

Area gas prices climbed to a high of $2.89 Tuesday for regular unleaded fuel, the cheapest of the four fuel options, according to AAA Northeast's weekly price survey in MA. It is 12.7 cents more than one week ago, 18.2 cents higher than one month ago and 43.1 cents greater than one year ago. It's the largest one week spike in MA since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005. "Texas saw shortages at hundreds of stations - it's been one of the most challenging weeks faced in years", DeHaan said.

That diversion also explains why the local impact is more severe than Harvey's impact nationwide - up 23.8 cents to $2.64 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

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.

Retail prices remain well below those of the initial weeks of September 2011 through 2014, according to the Oil Price Information Service.

But the increase was greater in Florida and Georgia, which get much of their gas from those Gulf refineries. "They will begin to churn out gasoline which then will be dumped into a tank for a day until filled, and then the oil will be pushed through the pipeline, slowly returning everything to normal", DeHaan said.

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But on Sunday, he said that deadline had moved up due to unexpected new spending on Harvey. He added that Trump and his first objective right now is for the people of Texas.

The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up about 33 cents since the days before Harvey made landfall on August 25. The Dallas average rose to $2.71 a gallon. However, a state of emergency, like the one issued in Florida, prevents retailers from grossly raising prices beyond anything they've charged in the past 30 days.

Prices are just 2 cents shy of a two-year peak hit in August 2015, AAA said.

"Much remains in the air, but the situation promises to be challenging if Hurricane Irma threatens the US mainland", DeHaan added.

Exxon Mobil said Sunday that it was making progress on restarting its Baytown refinery and chemical plant, which was spared significant damage from Harvey.

Even though the rain has stopped falling from Hurricane Harvey, drivers across the nation will likely see the effects of the hurricane for a while.

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