Fuel Scarcity: Prices Have Spiked 10 Cents Since Harvey Hit

Gas prices spiked overnight and are up 10 cents a gallon since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas.
The national average price for a gallon of regular jumped nearly 5 cents to $2.45 a gallon on Thursday, according to AAA.
The Trump administration tapped into the emergency Strategic Petroleum Reserve Thursday in response to the major refinery outages on the U.S. Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Harvey.
And price spikes are even more severe in the Southeast — up 17 cents in Georgia for the week and up 20 cents in South Carolina.
Gas futures shot up more than 10% Thursday, suggesting that prices will keep climbing.

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