Hurricane Isaac May Cause Steep Increases in Lake Orion-Area Gas Prices
AAA officials have said that Hurricane Isaac will cause gas prices to rise this week.
Gas prices are expected to rise 25 cents a gallon by this time next week.
Officials from AAA have said that Hurricane Isaac, which is ripping across the Gulf of Mexico and hitting toward New Orleans, will shut down offshore oil rigs.
The National Hurricane Center declared the on Tuesday that the category 1 hurricane will bring high winds and rain.
Gas available in the Lake Orion area as of Tuesday evenging ranged from about $3.84 at the Speedway on Lapeer Street to $3.94 at the Speedway on Rochester Road in Rochester Hills.
Isaac bore down on the Gulf Coast on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.