There have been 13 hurricanes since the start of the 2017 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season that began on June 1st. This seasons current totals more than double the 30-year average of six storms in a typical season. Hurricane Harvey took things to another level when it hit land as a category 4 storm that completely ravaged Texas and surrounding areas in the Gulf. Matters only continued to worsen from there with hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria all of which were devastating in their own way. But I’m here to shine a different light on these unfortunate situations. Although there are thousands of people displaced, without electricity and many even homeless there are still opportunities to be had for many people.
Gas prices have spiked once again and mother nature is to blame this time. Hurricane Harvey has directly impacted residents of the Houston metro area in addition to the rest of the country who are consumers of the oil that is sourced from this region of the US. The Question is why and how long can we expect to see elevated prices at the pump?