Chattanooga gas prices are up 38.2 cents per gallon from the same time a year ago, according to GasBuddy.com.
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Florida is facing the highest gas prices it has seen in three years, a new study from AAA finds. In Lafayette, the low price at the pumps was shared by Costco, Sam's Club and Spirit on Jefferson Boulevard at $2.25. Heating oil added 2 cents to $1.80 a gallon. The national average increased 27.9 cents per gallon during the last month and was 40.4 centers per gallon higher than previous year.
As South and Southeast states recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, motorists in 45 US states are paying less for a gallon of gas on the week.
Gasoline markets have stabilized but prices still remain high after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Houston area, temporarily knocking out refineries that produce roughly 25 percent of the country's gasoline. Nonetheless, U.S., Gulf Coast and Texas price increases were the highest for a week since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Fuel prices are continuing to slowly fall in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but the bigger dips in gasoline costs are expected in the days and weeks ahead.
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South Florida motorists are looking at higher prices at the pump than other residents of the Sunshine State. Although oil prices hovered around $46-$49 per barrel, the average price for gasoline in Florida has shot up 46 cents since August 22.
"Gas demand should drastically decline across the Carolinas by the end of September, as the Labor Day holiday signaled the end of the summer driving season", Wright said.
Jenkins said he expects prices to drop about 30 cents, but it will take a while because prices drop much more slowly than they rise. Not a threat to make landfall, Hurricane Jose, a Category 1, is well off the shore of North Carolina. The lowest was $2.08 on July 5.
Weekly local news headlines from the Jackson Progress Argus.