double major, said.
Hurricane Irma could further raise prices at the pump in the coming weeks, depending on the storm’s trajectory. If the storm hits the gulf, it may cause additional shutdowns and outages in critical oil infrastructure. The storm may also hit the East Coast, a situation which would allow for prices to recover.
Students are preparing for a possible rise in prices at the pump when Irma makes landfall this weekend.
“I’m kind of expecting the prices to stay high or go higher once Irma hits,” Gipson said.