Hurricane season could make gas prices even higher
Gas prices are continuing to break record highs week by week. And hurricane season could make that pain at the pump even more painful.
Hurricane season typically leads to shutdowns at refineries, which could only make gas prices more expensive.
AAA tells 21 News several refineries would be shut down because of hurricane season again this year, and crude oil is only going up. On top of that, travel is up on roads and planes which means we'll be seeing the highest prices come this summer.
"Hurricane season, of course would obviously bring issues. One of those hurricanes coming up through the gulf and through the Gulf of Mexico. There are a lot of oil refineries and places that mine oil, so it could be hazardous if it strikes," said Associate Professor at the Westminster College School of Business, Bob Badowski.
AAA tells us gas prices are predicted to decrease around September when we start entering the cooler months.