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Gas prices skyrocketing

March 4, 2003

Albany- Last August, the national average for a gallon of gas hit an all-time high of $1.75.

Right now, the price is at $1.72 and still rising. Georgia has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation, but even here regular unleaded is up to $1.56.

Tight global supplies of crude oil and the looming summer driving season are pushing the prices up.

Those prices are especially hard on people who have longer commutes to work.

"It's costing me quite a bit to make the commute back and forth. Normally, where it would take me $25 to fill my truck up, it takes me about $36 now," said Ossie Evans, who was filling up his tank on the Enmark on North Slappey Thursday night.

The Bush administration says it's "extremely concerned" about the rising prices, But the president hasn't announced whether he'll do anything to try to remedy the situation.

posted at 9:35 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com