Gas Prices Up, Will Go Higher Due To Hurricane Harvey

Get ready for some pain at the gas pump, courtesy of Hurricane Harvey. Prices around the state went up a modest 6¢ a gallon over the past week according to Triple-A Michigan, but more increases are on the way. We’re starting the week with an average in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph of $2.44, which is currently the lowest average in the state, while Traverse City drivers are paying the most at $2.53. The statewide average is currently $2.47. On Twitter, GasBuddy.com analyst Patrick DeHaan is predicting prices in the Midwest will go up by a dime to a quarter per gallon in the next two weeks. Just when the increase will start and how steep it will be remains to be seen.