And just when things were finally starting to look up at the pump -- gas prices are now likely to spike in the days after Sandy.
Sandy is the largest Atlantic storm ever recorded and she is making her way through the heart of the east coast's oil refinery region.
Sandy's fierce winds and unrelenting rain have shutdown major refineries in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
One supply chain expert says an extended delay in refinery production could push the national average from today's $3.54 a gallon to $4.00 a gallon.
But also say that prices should drop soon.
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