Harvey Leading To Higher Gasoline Prices Across NE Oklahoma

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 5:21 am
By: News On 6

Northeast Oklahoma drivers are seeing the impact Harvey is having on the price of gas.  

In the past 24 hours, there has been a big jump in the price at stations across Green Country.  The Houston area accounts for more than a quarter of the nation's gasoline production.

Harvey left just 20 percent of the country's daily gasoline refining capacity online, that's more than 2.5-million barrels a day.

AAA says depending on how much damage was done to the refineries, prices could rise as much as 20 to 30 cents per gallon.

As of Tuesday morning, GasBuddy.com showed the average price in Tulsa at $2.16.

Experts also say the longer these refineries are offline, the longer we'll be paying higher gasoline prices at the pump.