Gas prices jump because of Isaac

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HOUSTON - Gas prices in Texas have jumped because of Hurricane Isaac.

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded went up 9 cents to $3.64.

"Texans are now paying about $51 to fill up a 14-gallon size gas tank," said AAA Texas/New Mexico Public Affairs Specialist Doug Shupe.

Several refineries in the Gulf of Mexico closed as Isaac moved closer to land.

Analysts said the price spike will likely be short-lived if there is minimal damage to refineries in the area.

The national average for a gallon of gas also went up 5 cents to $3.80.

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