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Gas prices continue to hike

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Gas prices are on the rise and analysts don't expect them to go down before summer travel begins. reports prices in Georgia have risen more than eight cents per gallon in the past week - that's more than double the national average increase which is 3.8 cents.

Prices today are more than 79 cents per gallon higher than this time last year. With warm weather approaching, gas analysts expect prices to climb higher which isn't a good sign for Samantha Lane who drives her children everywhere.

"It's too bad this month because we have a lot of family outings we have to go out for and the high gas prices don't make it easy," said Lane. 

The senior petroleum analyst with says a major reason for the rise is to prepare for refinery maintenance during the summer which will cut into supply. They'll have to makeup for it by increasing costs.

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