There are more indications Hurricane Rita could mean higher gas prices.
Triple A Carolinas is warning prices at the pump could start rising immediately. Officials say oil drilling platforms in the Gulf Coast have been evacuated, halting production. However, Triple A says right now, it looks like Rita will miss most of the oil rigs. Some gas station owners believe we'll actually see a drop in prices by next week. Either way, it's a roller coaster ride for motorists. Portable diesel generators are positioned to keep pipelines flowing in case of power outages.