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Gas prices rise for Easter and spring break weekend

Person fills up gas tank in Dougherty County (Source: WALB) Person fills up gas tank in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)
Megan Osborne, AAA Spokesperson (Source: WALB) Megan Osborne, AAA Spokesperson (Source: WALB)
Sale is climbing as gas prices go up for the spring and summer months (Source: WALB) Sale is climbing as gas prices go up for the spring and summer months (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Gas prices have been creeping up, just in time for spring break and Easter weekend.

A spokesperson for AAA said refineries are moving from a winter blend of gasoline to summer blend.

And spring break season is underway, creating a higher demand for gas. 

On Friday $2.57 was the state average, and  in Dougherty County it is about two cents higher. 

Gas prices across the state are up 18 cents from last month. 

"There is a general trend through the spring and summer of those prices to fluctuate a little bit," explained Megan Osborne, a AAA Spokesperson "Just because after spring break we have summer break, the weather gets a little bit warmer so we see that demand for gasoline increase."

The national average is eight cents lower than Georgia's average. 

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