Tropical Storm Could Cause Higher Gas Prices
Tropical Depression Barry is expected to drive prices higher at the pumps. Rising oil prices have been causing the national average price of gas to increase in the last few weeks.
And now, industry experts say the storm could cause some of the country’s major gasoline refineries to shut down, which would drive prices even higher. Massive amounts of rain could also cause some refinery outages and constrict fuel supply along the Gulf Coast.