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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...

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