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Gas Prices Going Up Across Texas

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Temperatures aren't the only thing climbing this summer.

Gas prices are rising at a record pace right now and some believe the national average could jump to $3.00 a gallon during vacation season.

The price of crude oil has doubled in the last 4 months.

And if it feels like gas prices are going up every day, that's because they are.

Monday was the 48th day in a row that fuel prices jumped.

Analysts say the U.S. oil refineries are running about seven percent below normal for this time of year, due mostly to a low demand for fuel.

The refiners are working at reduced levels to try and maximize their profits during the summer driving season.

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