Are People Noticing the Rise in Gas Prices? - - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Are People Noticing the Rise in Gas Prices?

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Ten cents per gallon, that is how much the price of a gallon of unleaded gas jumped within the span of 12 hours.
I don't do a lot of driving so I guess I don't give it a lot of thought.
Are you aware of the fluctuating gas prices recently?
Uh no I didn't really even look
Unknown to some, gas has seen a dramatic increase within the last two weeks.
Hopefully they will build more refineries, every time a refinery shuts down, the price goes up, plain and simple.
The price has gone up, in fact it has risen over 20 cents over the last few weeks. 
A spokesman from AAA gave us some information concerning typical gas increases associated with this time of year.
Right now its not very good to see gas prices going up, that is something that we expect to see every year.  
We are looking at a peak high some time during the year between $3.55 and $3.75 a gallon.  Again, that will probably happen somewhere  in the March to April timeframe.
There are a couple things you can do when you at are the pump to save a buck, first of all try to fill up when its colder outside because warmer temperatures will cause gas to expand and negatively effect your gas mileage.  
Second of all, when you are fueling your car, you want to fuel it at a slower rate because the faster you pump gas into your car, the more air bubbles will be mixed into your gasoline which you don't want.  
Finally make sure you have a fresh air filter as well as properly inflated tires because the flatter your tires are, the worse gas mileage you will get.
For kx news, I'm Benjamin Smith


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