Tropical storms drive up Oregon gas prices


Hurricanes Irene and Katia, and Tropical Storm Lee, helped drive up Oregon gas prices over the last week to an average of $3.83 a gallon.

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Hurricanes Irene and Katia, and Tropical Storm Lee, helped drive up Oregon gas prices over the last week to an average of $3.83 a gallon, according to AAA Oregon.

Nationally, the average price reached $3.66 a gallon.

“Hurricane Katia is threatening East Coast refineries this week, which means we could continue to see price spikes in the coming days,” said Marie Dodds, AAA Oregon public affairs manager. “At the same time, falling crude oil prices should put downward pressure on pump prices in the next couple weeks.”

By the end of September, Dodds said, gasoline prices usually drop because the summer driving season is done and the switchover begins to the less expensive winter blends of fuel.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

 

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