Gas prices still rising in metro Detroit after Hurricanes Irma, Harvey

Gas prices still rising in metro Detroit after Hurricanes Irma, Harvey

Including the change in gas prices in Chattanooga during the past week, prices on Sunday were 60.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 49.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. Colonial's pipelines from Houston were fully restored last Tuesday, Sept. 5, but tight supplies mean that deliveries to the Mid-Atlantic region are delayed by up to a week, according to AAA.

KINGSTON, N.Y. The average retail gasoline price in NY state rose another 3.6 cents per gallon last week, reaching $2.79 per gallon, but might have experienced its post-Harvey peaked, an industry analyst says. The average price a year ago at this time in MA was $2.10.

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.67, up three cents from last week ($2.64), 31 cents from a month ago ($2.36) and 49 cents from this same time previous year ($2.18).

On Monday, AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report had the five-county metro area at $2.725, making its third-highest of the state's largest metro areas behind Atlanta ($2.815) and Athens ($2.732).

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, says prices appear to have peaked in the last week. Once again, motorists shouldn't expect to see any impact from Irma on gasoline prices due to the path being a considerable distance from sensitive areas of the energy sector.

Georgia was averaging $2.757 on the AAA survey and $2.762 on GasBuddy's on Monday.

The national average Sunday was up 30.4 cents from a month earlier and 48.1 cents from a year ago.

"With the summer driving season now over, motorists stand to benefit from falling demand", DeHaan added.

Gas prices are still on the rise in metro Detroit and across the country after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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