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Gas Prices Highest for This Time of Year
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on October 04, 2012 @ 7:33PM
Created on October 04, 2012 @ 6:01PM
Gas prices have dropped a little bit since the summer when they were hitting almost $4 a gallon, but don't get your hopes up.
AAA is predicting gas prices could go up as much as 15 cents in the next few weeks.

Gas prices are the highest they've been for this time of the year ever. The reason?
Low inventory at the refineries in the country.
Nationally, gas averages $3.78 a gallon.
That's down from $3.83 last month, but it's still higher than this time last year when prices averaged $3.43.
While these prices are expected to go up soon, there should be some relief before the end of the year.
Gas should be around $3.50 a gallon by the end of the year.
However, even that isn't enough for some local drivers.
"I'd like to see them keep going down, but I have a feeling that's not going to happen, and it just makes me feel ill every time I fill up," said Neil Smith of Clarksburg.
"They have to travel to the mall or where ever they're going to, and they just won't do it, and that will hurt the economy," said Dan McFadden of Bridgeport.
South Carolina has the lowest gas prices, California has the highest.

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Comments (2)
Oct 05, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Gas prices are high because Obama and democrats refuse to allow drilling in our own country and would rather we pay extremely high prices to foreign countries who hate us.

Obama and democrats blamed President Bush for gas prices being lower than what they've ever been under the Obama and democrat administration. They 'claimed' he could lower the price if he wanted to. Now, that democrats are keeping gas prices higher, the flip-flop and say the president has no control over gas prices. Lies and deceit is how democrats and Obama got into office. The same will cause them to leave in November. Obama's sad poll numbers are a result of his own self-inflicted character and moral flaws! It's the economy, stupid is correct. The truth is coming out about how deceitful this administration has been and they aren't stopping even now as they continue believing citizens will fall for the deceit again. Not going to happen!
Oct 05, 2012 at 7:57 AM
Our gas prices are very high, but we could lower the price of gas and still drive just as much. If everyone in the U.S would drive 55 MPH we would save 167000 barrels of oil a day, if you multiply that by 19.6 gallons of gas per barrel then you see that we would save 3273200 gallons of gas a day, but we Americans need that extra few minutes in the bed in the morning, and heaven forbid if we get home a few minutes late for our important date with the recliner, so if you want to know why gas is so high look at your right foot
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