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Gas prices rise due to Gulf Coast hurricane

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By Jesef Williams

The countless plastic bags that covered gas pump nozzles on Friday told the story.

As Hurricane Ike made its way toward the Texas Gulf Coast late last week, concern arouse regarding the price and availability of gas. The storm, which hit Texas early Saturday, forced several refineries in that area to shutdown.

The national impact was evident around Lancaster County, as gas stations raised their prices and motorists scrambled to top off tanks in fear that fuel would run out.

Olisha Davis heard rumors Thursday that gas in the area would increase to $5 a gallon.


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