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Local gas prices surge
Harvey, refinery closures spur spike across nation
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The Parker's store on Highway 80 East in Statesboro receives a delivery of gasoline Monday afternoon. Prices locally and the nation spiked in the aftermath of Harvey. - photo by JIM HEALY/staff
Gas prices locally and across the nation have soared after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas. One quarter of the oil refineries that serve the U.S. were in the path of Harvey and were shut down for over a week. Also, the Colonial Pipeline, which is a 5,500-mile system that begins in Houston and ends in Linden, N.J., was shut down.
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