Gas prices could be headed up after Hurricane Ida

August 30, 2021–9:12 p.m.


Georgia gas prices were down a penny last week, but they could be headed back up following Hurricane Ida.

According to AAA, the storm has left more than one million people in Louisiana and Mississippi without power and has likely taken about 13% of U.S. refining capacity offline.

There were nine oil refineries in Ida’s path; at least four were believed to have shut down operations ahead of the storm.

Local averages on Monday were $2.90 In Floyd County, $2.88 in Bartow County and Gordon County.

The average price was $2.91 in both Polk and Chattooga Counties.

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