Storms at Gulf Oil Rigs Hit Pump Prices

A crane lowers part of an oil plaform at an offshore rig. Credit: Minerals Management Service

hide captionA crane lowers part of an oil plaform at an offshore rig.

Minerals Management Service

Hurricanes contributed to a 66 percent rise in oil prices this year. Hurricane Ivan damaged or destroyed many oil platforms and pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. That's helped make oil scarce, and costly. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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