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Summer gas prices are up

Ernest Quarterman, customer Ernest Quarterman, customer
Chetan Brajpti, store clerk Chetan Brajpti, store clerk
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

At a time when gas prices normally go down, they're going up.       

According to Triple-A, the average price for regular unleaded in Georgia right now is $3.61/gallon.  That's up six cents in a week and it's 17 cents higher than this time last year. Experts say unrest in Iraq is causing oil prices to spike and that likely will continue. That means a lot of you are looking for ways to avoid the gas pump as much as possible.    

"I have a bike so I ride my bike a lot. I don't have to put much gas in it," said Ernest Quarterman.    

"Like we don't get what we use to get as far as traffic," said Chetan Brajpti, store clerk. " People use to fill up, but they don't fill up now because the price keeps changing every time."      

With peak hurricane season approaching, if a storm disrupts oil production or refining that could send prices even higher. There is also talk in Washington of increasing the federal gas tax.        You can find the cheapest gas prices in your area by clicking on "Georgia Gas Prices" on the homepage.

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