Harvey Causes Gas Prices to Spike

Gas prices spiked during the past week in response to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the fuel refining region in the Gulf Coast. This left motorists with the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in three years. Just as operations in the Gulf Coast begin to recover, motorists are faced with the potential of another major storm. Irma.
Tennessee’s average price rose 40 cents in the past 8 days. Monday’s average price of $2.552 per gallon is the highest since July 5, 2015.
The national average jumped 28 cents in the last 10 days. Monday’s average price of $2.64 per gallon is the highest since August 20, 2015.
The low price per gallon in Manchester as of Tuesday afternoon was $2.39 and in Tullahoma it’s $2.49.