Gas prices could spike due to Tropical Storm Barry

in Central Florida News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Barry could affect gas prices in Florida as oil producers in Texas and Louisiana shut down to prepare for the worst. 

This week oil surged above $60 a barrel ahead of the storm. 

According to the AAA, Florida gas prices rose almost 50 cents due to Hurricane Harvey when it made landfall in Texas in 2017.

“We are only seeing an increase really about 5 to 10 cents at the pump, but of course this could all possibly change as the storm moves closer to land,” Mark Jenkins, with AAA, said.