Hurricane could interrupt gas supplies, raise prices, AAA says

Johnson City Press • Sep 10, 2018 at 7:48 PM

Fuel prices remained steady Monday as Hurricane Florence churned toward the east coast, likely headed for landfall in the Carolinas.

In an emailed press release, AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said its still unclear what impact the storm will have on gasoline prices and supplies. There are no refineries in Florence’s predicted path, but a major storm could threaten the regional supply chain and lead to rising prices.

Tennessee’s gas prices were a half-cent lower Sunday than last week, standing at an average of $2.59 per gallon for unleaded regular. The most expensive prices were in Jackson ($2.64), Nashville ($2.62) and Memphis ($2.62). The least expensive were in Cleveland ($2.48), Chattanooga ($2.50) and Clarksville-Hopkinsville ($2.53).

In Johnson City, the average price was $2.58.

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