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Retail US gasoline prices surge as refineries warn of shortages after Harvey

NEW YORK: Retail US gasoline prices rose 2.8 percent from Friday to Saturday as refineries warned customers about fuel-supply shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey. They were at $2.59 a gallon, according to motorists advocacy group AAA. It represents a 16.7 percent rise in the average price from a year ago. Prices have risen more than 17.5 cents since Aug. 23, before the storm began. Average prices in Texas, the epicenter of the storm, rose more than 3 percent from Friday to Saturday, and are up 12 percent from a…