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Expect to Feel More Pain at the Pump Through April

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Analysts at GasBuddy.com say in Michigan, the price for a gallon of regular has risen more than 60 cents over the past month. They blame the spike on the rising cost of crude oil, a weak U.S. dollar and maintenance at area refineries gearing up to switch over to a summer blend.

"Usually when we see gas prices go up in the springtime. We know they will go up in the springtime, but usually they go up on a more incremental basis pretty much spread from February through April. To see such a steep spike, at this time is unusual.  There's no doubt about it," said Gregg Laskoski with GasBuddy.com.

Experts believe in Michigan, we'll see prices peak in April at anywhere from $3.95 to $4.25 a gallon.

AAA says rising crude oil prices, which dictate the price at the pump, is a sign the world economy is improving.

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