Concerns from Isaac Cause Gas Price to Spike

by WHIZ Reporter on August 28, 2012 at 6:16 am

Hurricane Isaac is having a huge impact on more than just the gulf coast.

According to, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas spiked to an average of $3.95 per gallon in Zanesville, up nearly 50 cents from Monday.

Statewide, gas is up nearly ten cents from Monday’s $3.75 per gallon price, with an average price of $3.84 per gallon Tuesday.

Many motorists are expecting gas prices to stay high as a result of the storm,

"Probably," said one anonymous motorist.  "You’ll have to ask our government.. they know what they’re going to do with it."

"Oh yeah, no doubt, added motorist, John brown. "I remember the one rush from the first time, even during 9-11 I remember waiting in line. So I guarantee that it’s definitely going to go up from that."

Others don’t believe the high prices will last long.

"Probably not… It’s not much of a storm really," said a second anonymous motorist.

"It’ll go back down because the economy can’t handle it," said Ted Kennedy.

Nationally, the average price of gas was up to $3.77 per gallon Tuesday, three cents higher than Monday’s $3.74 Per gallon price.