WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — As Hurricane Ian travels across the Southeast, gasoline distribution could become limited.
The national average for a gallon of regular gas increased by six cents to $3.78 since Monday, according to AAA.
Since Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, its impact is unknown at this time but supplying gas could be an issue due to lack of electricity and flooded or damaged roadways.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, 11 percent of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico was closed to prevent damage from Hurricane Ian. However, some production has continued, with just over 9 percent of production still closed, as reported by AAA.
According to AAA, the state average for regular gas is at $3.20 a gallon as of Friday, September 30th.
Gasoline prices in the Wiregrass are averaging a little more than $3 a gallon (per AAA):
- Houston County – $3.25
- Geneva County – $3.31
- Coffee County – $3.22
- Henry County – $3.26
- Dale County – $3.25
According to GasBuddy, The cheapest gas in Dothan is at Murphy USA on South Oates Street. For more information or where to find the best deal on gas, check out the GasBuddy price map or visit the website at https://www.gasbuddy.com/gasprices/alabama/dothan.