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Extreme heat is affecting oil refineries in Texas, pushing up gas prices

By Susan Carpenter

PUBLISHED 2:23 PM PT Jul. 28, 20

If you’re paying more at the pump, extreme heat is partially to blame.

Multiple days of temperatures exceeding 100 degrees in the Southern states are affecting oil refineries in Texas and Louisiana, diminishing gas supplies and increasing prices.

Nationally, gas prices are up 13 cents compared with a week ago, according to the price-tracking website GasBuddy.


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