September 3, 2017 / 8:36 AM / 10 months ago

U.S. average retail gasoline price rises again: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Average retail U.S. gasoline prices rose by a further 1 percent to $2.621 a gallon on Sunday, even as several oil refineries began to recover operations after being knocked out by Hurricane Harvey, according to motorists advocacy group AAA.

Cains Lawrence fills gasoline cans at the Fuel City service station in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, in Dallas, Texas, U.S., September 1, 2017. REUTERS/Brandon Wade

Retail prices are now more than 20 cents higher than they were before the storm struck the nation’s oil hub in the U.S. Gulf, taking out a quarter of refining capacity.

While the national average was 10.9 percent higher on the week, states such as Georgia and South Carolina notched even larger increases of roughly 18 percent and 19 percent respectively.

Reporting By Libby George; Editing by Susan Fenton

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