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

LI gas prices continue to climb

Gas prices at multi-year high but may be near peak

Consumers were paying an extra quarter per gallon compared to last month and 30 cents more than a year earlier.

Knoxville- $2.49, up 7.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.41.

Chattanooga gas prices still remain 25 cents per gallon below the USA average of $2.71 per gallon, according to Gasbuddy.com. The OPEC and non-OPEC production cut agreement is eliminating the global oil supply glut that led to lower prices in recent years, AAA said.

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February predictions of $4-a-gallon gasoline in California by Memorial Day stalled a bit in March, but prices are climbing again, and not just in California. Crude oil prices rose more than 8.5% last week, primarily on geopolitical issues like the attack on Syria and a trade war with China.

Gas prices continue to rise as prices went up 6 cents per gallon last week on Long Island, averaging $2.80 per gallon according to Gas Buddy, which tracks gas prices nationwide. Last month, the national average was $2.533, while the year-ago average was $2.413.

Milani says part of that spike is seasonal as the nation's oil refineries shut down for spring maintenance, and also as they switch over to cleaner burning summer grade gasoline. 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.

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That means, "the reasons gas prices rise will shrink", DeHaan said.

Meanwhile, demand for gasoline in the United States is essentially flat from past year.

Get ready to pay more to fill up your tank.

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"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, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. In the past few years, the average date that gas prices have peaked is mid-May, which is just around the corner, and by all metrics, that could be very close to what we expect this time around.

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