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Gas prices continue to rise after Harvey caused refinery shutdown

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The long holiday weekend coupled with the effects of Hurricane Harvey are causing gas prices to skyrocket.

The storm shutdown at least a dozen oil refineries in the gulf.

Gas prices are at their highest of the year. In the Milwaukee-Waukesha area, the current price for a gallon of regular is $2.55 according to AAA, up two cents from Sunday and $0.21 from a week ago.

The area is still below the national average.

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