Gas prices surge after Harvey strikes refineries

NICK SCHIFRIN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Back in Houston, the country’s fourth largest city is a hub of the nation’s oil refineries, and, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, gas prices are up. AAA says the national average for regular gas is now $2.59 a gallon. That’s 23 cents higher than just a week ago. The reason: Harvey has pushed more than 20 percent of refining capacity along with Texas Gulf Coast offline, and it may take a while to get back to full speed.

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