August 31, 2017 / 5:18 PM / a year ago

Energy Secretary: U.S. gas prices will rise in Storm Harvey's wake

(Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that gasoline prices are going to rise in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey and he warned that state attorney generals would be on the watch against price gouging at fuel pumps, according to a White House press pool report.

“Gas prices are going to go up because of the flooding,” Perry told reporters aboard Air Force Two, according to the report. Perry said he did not know when refineries that have been shut by Harvey would come back on line.

Reporting by Timothy Gardner; editing by Grant McCool

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