Florence could impact how much you pay for gas

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - - As Florence continues to impact the Carolinas, the storm could also impact how much we pay at the pump.

AAA warns there will likely be a spike in the price of gas along the east coast, including here in Pennsylvania. 

That's due to flooding which is affecting the transportation of gas. 

There are also two major pipelines that run through the Carolinas, but officials are hopeful they will escape damage.

"They are more inland. So the chances of power outages or flooding affecting those isn't major. Other than that, another bonus is there are no refineries in the path of Florence," said Doni Lee Spiegel, Public Relations Manager for AAA of Central Pennsylvania.

AAA says any impact on gas prices would only be temporary.

Right now, the average cost for a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is $3.07.

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