Gas prices have jumped nationwide in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. You may be wondering how our local gas prices will be impacted.
According to GasBuddy, the national average jumped about 18 cents since a week ago to $2.53/gallon. While during that same time, the Tucson fuel average went up about eight cents to $2.20/gallon.
AAA Arizona tells us our state won't see as big of an increase as the Gulf, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
We don't get our gas from the refineries impacted by flooding. Our gas comes from two pipelines - one out of the west and one out of the east. One of those locations is in El Paso - a critical area for the entire country.
AAA tells me we could feel the effects of reduced refinery production if the rest of the country gets their supplies from this location.
AAA adds that it all depends on the full extent of the damage which has yet to be seen.
Arizona has gas inventories to serve as a cushion for short term price surges in the wake of the storm.