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5:56 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Tracking the Tank: What factors into gas prices?

Gas prices can fluctuate based on demand, world politics and severe weather predictions.
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Following a national price peak in February of $3.75 per gallon, gas prices are not predicted to reach any highs this summer, but numbers are still steadily rising.  Many different factors contribute to the cost of fuel including refinery upkeep, Middle East politics and consumer demand. Gregg Laskoski, Senior Problem Analyst for GasBuddy.com explains the regional gasoline situation.

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