Tuesday, December 07, 2021
N.C. Waits To See How Hurricane Ida Will Impact Gas Prices

N.C. Waits To See How Hurricane Ida Will Impact Gas Prices

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Although gas prices in the Carolinas have remained stable during previous weeks, motorists could soon feel the effects of Hurricane Ida in the form of spikes at the pump depending on the damage to the Gulf Coast supply chain.

Tiffany Wright of AAA Carolinas says the gas prices may go up, but time will tell exactly how much.

Refineries in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama account for more than 45% of the nation’s capacity for refining crude oil into gasoline and other important products.

Currently, North Carolina’s gas price average sits at $2.88, seeing a one-cent increase on the week and four-cents cheaper than one month ago.

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