Missouri could see an increase in prices at the gas pump in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida – and over the Labor Day holiday time. Triple-A spokesperson Meredith Mitts says the storm forced the oil industry to take action.
“The rig workers were pulled off those rigs to make sure we keep everybody as safe as possible. And because of that, we did have to shut down some of those pipelines and rigs temporarily,” Mitts says.
She says it is hoped this will be a temporary slowdown in the supply.