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US oil industry, stronger than during Katrina, expects rapid recovery from Harvey

A week after hurricane Harvey inundated Houston with historic flooding, the price of gas soared 27 cents in the United States. In the South, a gallon of regular gasoline cost an average of 31 cents more, the AAA motor club reported. In Delaware, it jumped 44 cents.

As jolting as those price increases are, they are only about half what the average motorist saw in the week after hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana coast in 2005. Back then,

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