Hurricane Ida impacts gas prices

GUL COAST (NBC) — Motorists can expect to see the prices at the pump to go up.

According to AAA, the national average is currently $3.15. An executive with GasBuddy, a fuel-savings app, says he expects gas prices to increase between five to 15 cents per gallon, due to Hurricane Ida.

The storm paused much of the gas and oil production along the gulf coast. Shell, Phillips 66 and Exxon temporarily closed refineries. About 96% of the oil production in the gulf of Mexico was also brought to a halt.

Anna Weeks is the anchor of NBC5 News at 5 and 11 and Your Place @7 with Anna Weeks. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Originally from the Portland area, Anna loves exploring Southern Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and watching sports.
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