AAA: U.S. gas prices anything but normal after recent hurricanes

4 Oct 2017   Prices

October usually brings lower retail gasoline prices in the United States, but recent hurricanes delayed seasonal norms, motor club AAA reported. “When fall arrives, motorists expect gas prices to be cheaper than they were in the summer,” AAA spokesperson Jeanette Casselano said in a statement. “That’s just not the case this year.” AAA reports a national average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline of $2.54 per gallon, down a couple cents from last week, but 14 percent, or around 32 cents higher, than this date last year. After the Labor Day holiday in early September, gas prices usually go down because demand pressures wane. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, however, upended seasonal norms because […]

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