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Gas Prices See A Jump Upwards

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Everyone knows that in the summer, gas prices can go sky high, but what's the reason for the jump on this snowy day in late April?

 

On one side of town gas is almost $4. But on the other side, prices are a whole lot cheaper.

 

 

Gasbuddy.com says the average price of gas in Lansing is 20 cents higher than last week and the spike is because of the torrential rain the area has seen lately, which has affected oil refineries in the region.

 

"Much of what we're seeing is weather related, which is very rare that weather affects us here in the great lakes," said Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.

DeHaan says the big price differences around town could be because of the prices the stations bought their gas at as they began to rise last week.

"If a gas station bought gas last week Monday, then they paid a far lower price than somebody who bought it last Friday and of course, gas stations are going to price their gas based on what they bought it for," he adds.

He doesn't expect prices to set any records this summer.

 

 

GasBuddy.com says that Lansing has some of the most expensive prices in the state, but that spike is happening region wide.

 

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