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Oil Report

Canada PM says gas spike looks like price-gouging

OTTAWA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said a sharp rise in gasoline prices on Friday looked like price-gouging.

Prices of a liter of gas rose by around 13 cents on Friday. Producers said they were worried about the possible effect of Hurricane Ike on refineries in Texas.

Asked by reporters in Halifax whether he thought the sudden increase was due to price gouging, Harper replied: “It certainly appears that way to me.” (Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Frank McGurty)

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