Hurricane Harvey and Labor Day to increase gas prices

Gas prices in the Hoosier state could be affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Refineries in Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas were shut down before the storm hit Friday to minimize damage, according to WNDU. How soon they will reopen depends on the amount of flooding in the area.

The Lundberg Survey indicates the retail price of gasoline dropped a half of a cent nationally in the past two weeks and is now $2.39.

Some analysts believe fallout from Tropical Storm Harvey and a surge in demand for Labor Day weekend travel could increase prices anywhere from 5 to 25 cents per gallon.