Hurricane Isaac fears jack up gas prices around Asheville


As Hurricane Isaac churns toward the Louisiana coast, gas prices here in the mountains are rising quickly. Monday on my street, gas prices were up to $3.71 a gallon. NPR this morning noted that gas prices could hit the $3.80 mark by the end of the week.

From CNN:

Gas prices continued to climb — particularly along the Gulf Coast — as the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac forced the closure of many oil and refining facilities.

A survey for the motorist group AAA showed that the national price for a gallon of regular gas crept up 0.6 cent to $3.756 in Tuesday’s reading.