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Gas prices on the rise across Tri-State

Gas prices on the rise across Tri-State
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 7:55 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Gas prices have spiked in the Tri-State again after decreases throughout April.

According to GasBuddy, the national and Indiana average prices set a new record high on Tuesday.

The previous record for Evansville was set in late March.

As of Wednesday, AAA said prices were mere cents away from a new record.

Over the past week, there was a jump of about 26 cents in the average price.

Representatives from AAA said on Wednesday the trend is likely to continue rising over the next couple of weeks.

They said inflation is one factor, but the hikes have primarily been caused by instability in global oil markets, thanks to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Nick Chabarria, who’s a public affairs specialist with AAA, said people should expect to see this trend continue for months to come.

“If you need to get gas, you’ll probably save a few dollars by filling up sooner rather than later, as we’re expecting prices to continue their upward trend at least over the next week,” Chabarria said.

He recommended that people keep their cars maintained, their tires pumped and their speeds steady to keep their gas mileage efficient.

Chabarria said they expect prices to fluctuate all throughout the summer as the market remains volatile.

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