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Gas Prices on the Rise

By: Michael Wooten
By: Michael Wooten

Gas prices are already pumped up. Here we go again. Many gas stations have increased the cost again. In fact, the Lundberg Survey which monitors gas prices says the nationwide average is the highest ever.

But it's not all bad news.

The experts say Charleston, South Carolina , has the cheapest fuel in the land at $2.77 a gallon.

Not bad but we found one station here at home that's an even better deal.

Everywhere you look, pump prices and frustration again on the rise. In Chesapeake, $3.09 a gallon for the cheap grade of gas. And with fear of more fighting in the Mideast fuel could get even more expensive. Crude oil prices hit $75 a barrel and pump prices often follow.

Already we're seeing the highest nationwide average ever at $3.02. With prices that high, many of us shop around before we fill up the tank, looking for the cheapest gas. That's often at the Flying J in Cannonsburg. But it may not just be the best deal in town , it's one of the best deals across America.

At just $2.71 a gallon, Tex Barbee's getting a deal, "This is the cheapest that I’ve seen in the past two weeks. It makes a lot of difference. A nickel a gallon means a lot when you go 2,200 miles."

And that's saying a lot. Tex has gone from Florida to North Carolina to Minnesota, all in the past couple of weeks.

Many people are hoping for a drop in prices but the experts say that's unlikely.

If conditions continue to worsen in the Middle East and if hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast we could see gas hit $4 or $5 a gallon, but of course, that's a worst-case scenario.


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