Gas prices surge higher as drivers rush to fill their tanks in Harvey’s wake
Gas prices spiked overnight and are up about 17 cents a gallon since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas. The national average price for a gallon of regular jumped nearly 7 cents to $2.52 a gallon on Friday, according to AAA. And price spikes are even more severe in some Southern states. Prices in Texas jumped 10 cents overnight, and are up 21 cents over the last week. North Carolina prices jumped 11 cents overnight and are up 27 cents over the last week. Georgia prices jumped nearly 12 cents overnight and are up about 29 cents for the week.
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