Pain at the pump could follow Hurricane Harvey

Consumers are going to see some pain at the pump in the near future. The largest concentration of oil refineries in the USA happened to be directly in the cross-hairs of Hurricane Harvey.

The storm has caused refining output to drop as well as countless logistical issues.

Many of the refineries that fell in the storms path decided to shut down late last week in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey.

Consumers can expect to pay as much as 20 cents more per gallon within the next few days. Most expect the pain at the pump to subside quickly, assuming no major refineries sustain severe damage from flooding.

*Ian Grande is the Editor of the Stanley Gazette. If you have any comments or concerns please email

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