Gas Prices Rising in N.J. Due Gulf Coast Floods

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Drivers in New Jersey are seeing higher prices at the pump this week related to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Garden State on Friday, September 1st, was $2.55.

That's 18-cents higher than the week before.

Officials say the spike in price is due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey that began knocking out oil refineries along the Gulf Coast of Texas.

The higher gas prices end three consecutive weeks of falling gas prices in New Jersey.

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