Gas prices inching closer to $4 a gallon

Posted at: 02/25/2013 6:39 AM

The price of a gallon of gasoline is inching closer to $4 a gallon.

Gas prices have jumped 20-cents in the past two weeks. Typically, consumers see an increase like this in the spring through summer.

Experts say there are a number of factors to blame. Refineries are switching from winter to summer fuel earlier this year, mid-winter maintenance has left some refineries temporarily offline and we are having to import more oil due to a major refinery closing in New Jersey.

The national average price for a gallon is $3.78. In Rochester, it’s $3.96. The highest price right now is in Los Angeles where they are paying $4.29 per gallon.

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