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Gas prices continue to soar

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 Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week and the upward trend is not expected to slow down anytime soon. If price trends follow those of 2011 and 2012, motorists could see gas prices rise until mid-September.

Decreases in oil inventories, tensions in the Mideast, and a jump in fuel demand pushed the price of crude oil to a 16-month high. The other factor that has the market on edge and the potential to drive gas prices even higher is peak hurricane season, which is right around the corner. The mere threat of a storm can cause wholesale prices to spike.

"Motorists need to prepare themselves for increased pump prices," said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group. "We're likely to see a lot more volatility in the market as peak hurricane season approaches. The average cost for a gallon of gas in the Southeast could climb upwards of $3.70 to $3.80, or higher if a storm 

– Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week and the upward trend is not expected to slow down anytime soon. If price trends follow those of 2011 and 2012, motorists could see gas prices rise until mid-September.

Decreases in oil inventories, tensions in the Mideast, and a jump in fuel demand pushed the price of crude oil to a 16-month high. The other factor that has the market on edge and the potential to drive gas prices even higher is peak hurricane season, which is right around the corner. The mere threat of a storm can cause wholesale prices to spike.

"Motorists need to prepare themselves for increased pump prices," said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group. "We're likely to see a lot more volatility in the market as peak hurricane season approaches. The average cost for a gallon of gas in the Southeast could climb upwards of $3.70 to $3.80, or higher if a storm.

Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group,
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