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Blame it on Libya
Gas prices rising along with temperatures
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Gas stations at Northside Drive and North Main Street reflect the national trend of rising gas prices. The main factor driving up prices right now is the concern over all the unrest and turmoil in the Middle East, said Jessica Brady, spokesperson for AAA Auto Club South. The concern is whether or not this unrest could spread and affect oil production or exports in neighboring countries."
Though there is no reported supply shortage of oil and gas, prices at the pump spiked in the last week as a result of political turmoil in the oil-producing nation Libya. Concerns regarding Libya's oil output resulted in oil and gas prices rising world-wide, including a 19-cent jump in Georgia's average price-per-gallon. The average price to open the week was at $3.28 and most establishments in Statesboro are charging more than $3.35.
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