Denver sees increase in gas prices possibly related to Harvey

Posted at 10:51 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 12:51:42-04

DENVER -- It’s Labor Day weekend, and higher gas prices came just in time for the holiday.

However, it’s not Labor Day weekend causing the hike.

The most expensive is $2.98 a gallon at the Shell on Zuni Street and north Speer Boulevard.

The cheapest – $2.27 a gallon in Aurora.

Today we went to one of the most expensive gas stations with the price of two ninety eight a gallon.

Denver7 found one person who hasn’t looked at the price of gas in weeks.

“I never really look, but I noticed today, and it’s almost near three dollars,” said Rachael Amundson.

Denver7 went to one of the most expensive gas stations for gas, with the price set at $2.98 a gallon.

“I can’t believe it’s that high,” said Amundson. “I don’t know why it is.”

Hurricane Harvey has affecting more than 20-percent of America's refining.

Reports state major pipelines that ship fuel to the east coast and mid-west have either stopped or slowed down.

The department of Energy has had to release a million barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve.

Analysts believe prices will jump another three to five cents per gallon a day through next week. 
    But by the middle of September, the analysts predict the prices to drop again.