(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- Hudson Valley residents may need to get ready to start paying more for gasoline. The drone attack on a Saudi Arabian oil field has already cut oil production there in half and has crude oil prices up. The publisher of the Lundberg Survey, which tracks gas prices, says oil exports from the U.S. could be kept at home to help mitigate a gas shortage.
The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular gas was at $2.63 before the attacks in Saudi Arabia. According to Gasbuddy.com, prices at the pumps in Poughkeepsie early this morning ranged from $2.59 to $2.79 for a gallon of regular.