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Motorists could see gas prices spike at the pump due to Hurricane Ida

Gas prices soaring across nation
Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 18:38:27-04

Gas prices are slated to spike at the pump due to Hurricane Ida.

According to AAA, the national average on Tuesday was $3.15, which was the same as a week earlier but up by 92 cents from a year earlier.

The New York Times reported that the storm caused companies, including Shell, Phillips 66, and Exxon, to pause more than 90% of their oil production and gasoline refining in the Gulf of Mexico.

An executive at the fuel-savings app GasBuddy, Patrick De Haan, predicted gas prices could increase between five to 15 cents per gallon due to the storm.