Hurricane Harvey

Texas, US Gas Prices Spike After Disastrous Hurricane Harvey

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.26 per gallon. That’s 12 cents higher than a week ago.

Harvey’s devastation is affecting more than just homes and roadways.

News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter spoke to Daniel Armbruster with Triple-A Texas, who says it doesn’t come as a surprise. He says there’s usually a price spike after a hurricane or a flood.

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country spiked by at least a dime following disastrous Hurricane Harvey.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.26 per gallon. That’s 12 cents higher than a week ago, when Harvey threatened Texas, and 4 cents above Wednesday’s price.

The association survey says U.S. gasoline prices Thursday averaged $2.45 per gallon — that’s 10 cents higher than a week ago and a nickel increase since Wednesday.

Harvey made landfall in South Texas last Friday, leading to coastal flooding and swamping of much of Houston. Parts of Beaumont and Port Arthur also flooded as Harvey lost strength and moved into Louisiana.

Dallas had the most expensive gasoline in Texas on Thursday at an average $2.37 per gallon.

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