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Apr 24, 2018

Gas Hike in Effect for Third Time This Year

Gas is going up again! For the third time this year, there are increases to report at the pumps – and an erroneous release from the Bureau of Standards actually misstated the level of increases reported. Still, the corrected press release shows an uptick of thirty-nine cents for regular gasoline, which pushes it past the eleven dollar mark to eleven dollars and four cents, up from ten dollars and sixty-five cents. Regular gasoline prices went up by four cents just ten days ago, and started the year at ten dollars and eighteen cents, making the overall increase of eighty-six cents in three months. Diesel goes up by forty-eight cents to ten dollars and forty-nine cents. It started the year at nine dollars and fifty-cents, but has gone up by ninety-nine cents since then. Premium gasoline is not affected in the current round of increases, but it too has taken a thirty-two cent hike since the start of the year. Neither has kerosene, but it has suffered the biggest increase since the start of the year, a bite of nearly two dollars. As per usual, prices go into effect at midnight.

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