Texas, US gas prices spike after disastrous Hurricane Harvey
September 1, 2017
COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country spiked by at least a dime following disastrous Hurricane Harvey.
AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.26 per gallon. That's 12 cents higher than a week ago, when Harvey threatened Texas, and 4 cents above Wednesday's price.
The association survey says U.S. gasoline prices Thursday averaged $2.45 per gallon — that's 10 cents higher than a week ago and a nickel increase since Wednesday.
Harvey made landfall in South Texas last Friday, leading to coastal flooding and swampi...