GAS PRICES CLIMBING Gasoline Prices On Upsoar In Aftermath Of Isaac
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 30, 2012 11:58 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012 12:10 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Motorists heading out on the highway for the Labor Day weekend will be paying more to fill up the pump.
Drivers in much of the country were hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months. The national average is hovering around $3.80 a gallon. The price in the Charleston area could be in the $4 range. On Thursday morning, gas prices at the Exxon and the 7-Eleven were $3.99 a gallon for regular unleaded.
Rising gas prices are being blamed on Hurricane Isaac. The hurricane knocked out about a million barrels per day of refining capacity.