Texas drivers rush to fill gas tanks as pump prices rise
September 1, 2017
DALLAS (AP) — Drivers lined up at gas pumps in parts of Texas Thursday as more stations ran out of gas and prices rose steeply in response to Hurricane Harvey's impact on Gulf Coast refineries.
At least two major pipelines — one that ships gasoline across the southern United States and up to New York, and another that flows north to Chicago — have been slowed or stopped because of flooding and damage. Officials hoped to resume normal flow by Sunday, but meanwhile, the threat of shortages had people running to top off their tanks, even if their gauges weren't on empty.
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