Gas prices have jumped seven cents in the past week in the Rochester area, according to GasBuddy. The local average price is $2.95/gallon. The national average is $2.84/gallon.
Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, says, “While Hurricane Florence may pose fuel-related challenges for areas of the East Coast, there is little to no threat to refineries at this time and is thus unlikely to bring measurable impact to the national average price of gasoline, but could bring supply challenges to several states, depending on levels of evacuations and timing of them. Hurricane season aside, gasoline demand will likely drift lower nearly countrywide, putting some additional downward impact on prices in most communities over the next few weeks.”
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