Prices in Belleville and around the region are expected to rise, thanks to Hurricane Harvey.
Gasoline futures are at the highest point since July 2015, according to CNN Money. Prices were holding at just under $2.30 a gallon at most Belleville stations Monday.
Several oil refineries in Houston have shut down because of the hurricane, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm but is causing widespread flooding in the city.
The city’s refineries process about 12 percent of the fuel in the United States.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, gas prices jumped about 40 cents a gallon across the country overnight. Katrina, a Category 5 hurricane, also shut down most of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm and shut down less than 10 percent of Gulf oil production.