Gas prices are starting to rise again just in time for the election, breaking the $6 mark in parts of the US

Gasoline prices are rising, and the threat of Hurricane Ian making landfall could push them even higher.

In fact, one station in Portland reportedly already charges $6.27 for a gallon of lead-free lead KATU.

Though that’s above the average for the Portland metro area, the data was released on Monday GasBuddy shows that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded oil in Portland is now $5,047, up about 28 cents from a week ago.

According to Gas Buddy, gas prices in the Portland area averaged $3,755 per gallon last year.

Although prices are higher in Portland than across the country, the same trend is evident across the country AAA.


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On Monday, AAA put the average price of a gallon of lead-free lead at $3.725, up from $3.677 a week ago and $3.187 a year ago. California had the highest average price in the country at $5,708 a gallon, according to data Monday AAA. Mississippi had the lowest average price at $3,074 per gallon.

Andrew Gross, an AAA representative, said the potential for a raise lurks according to offshore AAA.

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“Hurricane Ian could cause problems, depending on the storm’s path, by disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and affecting major refineries along the coast,” he said.

Hurricanes have had an impact fuel prices Before. A NBC report citing AAA figures, noted that gas prices rose about 45 cents a gallon in less than a week after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2008.

Patrick De Haan, Head of Petroleum Analysis GasBuddysaid refining problems are affecting the West Coast, Pacific Northwest, Great Lakes and Plains.

“One of the longest-ever gas price declines has finally come to an end after 14 weeks, with gas prices skyrocketing in multiple regions amid myriad refining problems from the West Coast to the Great Lakes and in between,” he said

Citing West Coast, Great Lakes and Plains states, De Haan wrote that “in some of these areas, prices could rise another 25 to 75 cents a gallon or more until the problems are resolved.”


Biden suggests that while visiting World Series champions he “knows something about getting counted out.”

“Also as a tropical storm [now Hurricane] Ian nearing US shoreline, some refiners may see limited disruption,” he wrote.

As the November election approaches, a fact-checking report CNN noted that President Joe Biden got it wrong last week when he tried to tell inflation-stricken America that he had won victory over high gas prices.

“Gas prices are down, $1.30 a gallon. And in 41 states plus the District of Columbia, the average price of gasoline is under $2.99,” Biden said Friday, according to CNN.

“Biden’s claim about average gas prices was wrong,” CNN noted, adding that the White House had to correct the president when it released a transcript of his comments.

“Biden got a key number wrong: 41 states and the District of Columbia have an average price below $3.99, not $2.99,” CNN wrote.

This article originally appeared on The West Journal.

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