Gas prices take a breather after post-Harvey spike


According to Triple-A Mid-Atlantic, there's been a slow drop in prices since Gulf Coast refineries have begun to recover from the blows they were dealt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma earlier this month. If the rest of this year follows the typical seasonal pattern, you can expect the recent pullback in gas prices to continue throughout the rest of the year.

"For the second straight week, nearly every state saw average gasoline prices fall notably as refineries continue to heal after Harvey and work on restoring production of motor fuels", GasBuddy Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said.

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Texas, TX, September 25- Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

An emailed market report from, however, said the price drop was so intense that the Great Lakes market may be primed for a "reset" over the next few days. After topping out close to $2.70 a gallon, gasoline prices have been going down over the last two weeks.

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Gas prices in northern New England are coming down in northern New England, although it may still be some time before drivers see pre-hurricane prices.

Both Florida and Georgia have statewide gas price averages of $2.66 a gallon, the highest in the region. Gas prices are 16 percent higher than they were on this date previous year.

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This fall's prices already were running higher than the same period a year ago, even before Hurricane Harvey. It was up from $2.25 a month ago. But prices at the pump are still $1.08 per gallon less than at this time of of the year in 2012 when regular gas sold for $$3.57 a gallon in Chattanooga.