Gustav may mean higher gas prices for LIers

Gustav is heading toward the Gulf Coast and it may deliver bad news for the Island.Experts say the storm, which is gaining strength, could send gas prices soaring. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005,

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2008, 1:57 PM

Updated 5,806 days ago

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Gustav is heading toward the Gulf Coast and it may deliver bad news for the Island.Experts say the storm, which is gaining strength, could send gas prices soaring. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, gas prices rose by as much as 70 cents a gallon overnight.The storm has been blamed for at least 67 deaths in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.Forecasters say Gustav could hit the Gulf Coast early next week. Allen Rosen, of Syosset, says gas prices should be a secondary concern. He says the most important concern should be the welfare of those in the storm's path.


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