Gas prices go back up in Baton Rouge after one week reprieve

Gas prices go back up in Baton Rouge after one week reprieve

That's a 14% jump, up from $2.41 a gallon past year.

Virginia has not seen gas prices this high since July 2015, AAA Tidewater said.

"The rest of the country is adjusting to those higher wholesale prices and we just haven't gotten there yet", Jenkins said.

But Milani says in addition to the usual spring bump in fuel prices, a steep rise in crude oil prices will also begin impacting the prices you see at the pump. Tennessee gas prices are the most expensive since last September, when prices were recovering from Hurricane Irma. A look at gas price-tracking site GasBuddy shows gas stations across the city and burbs charging in that general range... although a handful of north side locations have already passed the $3 mark.

Gas prices in Chattanooga have risen to the highest level in six months and are likely to increase more this week in the wake of last week's attacks on Syria.

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His opinion about prices not having much higher to rise is backed up by information the Energy Information Administration released last week that predicted gas prices will average $2.74 a gallon nationally this summer.

President Donald Trump's midweek tweet that missiles "will be coming" to Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack in that nation was enough propel crude oil prices above $67 a barrel, a almost four-year high, before Friday's actual air strikes. Prices traditionally start their seasonal rise in mid-February as refiners begin maintenance that enables them to transition to producing more expensive summer-blend gasoline.

Meanwhile, demand for gasoline in the United States is essentially flat from past year. That was a byproduct of Senate Bill 1 signed into law earlier in 2017 by Gov.

"The seasonal surge at gas pumps is in full motion, causing the most dreaded time of year for fearful motorists, especially of what may still be coming", said Patrick DeHaan, spokesman for GasBuddy.

"That could be very close to what we expect this time around", DeHaan said.

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