AAA: Gas prices hit 3-year high due to hurricanes

- This hurricane season has been hitting consumers hard in the wallet.

According to AAA, gas prices have hit a three-year high in the Southeast.

Prices surged because of refinery outages along the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Harvey which was compounded by the problems Hurricane Irma brought.

Sunday, the average price in Georgia was $2.72 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas. The national average was $2.63. Most people in metro Atlanta were paying about $2.78.

There is some good news as analysts expect the price at the pump to go down about 30 cents.

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