Attack could cause spike in gas prices

Posted at 8:54 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 21:54:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A drone attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia could cause you to spend as much as 25 cents extra at the gas pump.

Saudi Arabia is world's leading exporter in crude oil. The attacks reportedly cut the kingdom's production capability in half, which could lead to more pain at the pump.

According to AAA officials, gas prices nationally are about $2.56, but Tennessee is below average at $2.27.

In Nashville, the average price is about $2.34 and in Murfreesboro it's about $2.24. Clarksville is among the cheapest in the viewing area coming in at $2.19 a gallon.