Gas prices are set to rise more than 10% in Texas and Florida on Thursday, with some consumers paying an extra $2 to fill up.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Texas is $1.98, compared with $1 a year ago, according to GasBuddy.com.
Prices in the state are expected to climb another 6% in Florida, and 11% in California, according in a report by The Washington Times.
Prices are expected a bit higher in other states, too, including New York and New Jersey, where they are expected between 7% and 9%.
In New York, prices are expected increase 7%.
In Florida, prices will jump more than 8%.
Gas prices in Florida have been on the rise, as the state has struggled to meet rising energy demand as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
A number of states have cut back on their gas supply.
The United States relies heavily on imported fuel, and some states, including Texas and Georgia, are trying to cut their gas imports.
Gas companies have been forced to raise prices as the U.S. economy has been hurt by hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters.
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie is trying to pass a law that would reduce gas prices by a half a cent per gallon.
The bill is now awaiting a hearing in the Legislature, which is expected to take place this week.
A spokesman for the governor told The Associated Press that Christie has yet to decide how to handle the increase in prices.
Christie has called for an increase in gas prices for his own gas bill, which will be introduced in the next legislative session.
Christie’s administration said last week that the governor plans to introduce his own bill to address the rising gas prices.
In New Jersey last month, Christie said that the state needs to raise its gas taxes.
The Associated Statesman newspaper reported that Christie is considering raising the gas tax to fund his state’s response to Harvey, which has led to the state’s worst natural disaster since Tropical Storm Hugo in 2011.
Christie recently raised the state gas tax by 2.5% to 6% as part of his efforts to raise money to help with the recovery efforts.
The governor has also been working with local governments and community groups to provide relief and support.
New York City has set up a Web site where residents can get supplies and other help from local businesses and organizations.
Residents can also call 311 to report a problem with gas or electric service, or call the GasBud hotline at 1-888-933-7000 to report gas leaks.
Gas prices will likely rise further in coming weeks as Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida.
Hurricane Irma has been predicted to hit Florida on Tuesday and will be a Category 4 storm.
The storm is expected in the Atlantic Ocean near the U:P.
and to dump heavy rainfall, bringing flash flooding to coastal areas.
Hurricane Jose, which formed in the Gulf of Mexico, is forecast to bring hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and flooding.
As of Wednesday morning, Irma had a wind speed of 140 mph, according the National Hurricane Center.
The Category 4 hurricane is one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in Florida in more than 60 years.
Hurricane Matthew is forecast on Thursday to become a Category 5 storm, making it the strongest hurricane in the country.
The National Hurricane Centers Hurricane Center said it could become a hurricane at any point in the future.