Gas prices are usually one of the first things to be affected when a named storm threatens the U.S., but Hurricane Florence hasn’t touched the Sunshine State’s fuel prices — yet. Unleaded gas was selling at $2.76 per gallon on average statewide Monday, down over the week from $2.80 per gallon, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Tampa Bay prices averaged $2.72 per gallon Monday, down six cents from a week ago.
"It’s unclear what, if any impact Hurricane Florence will have on prices at the pump outside the impacted area," Although there are no crude/gasoline refineries in the "cone of uncertainty", a major storm like this can threaten the regional supply chain, which can lead to rising prices."
Nationally, gas was $2.85 per gallon Monday.
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