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Gas prices expected to rise soon
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Get ready to pay more at the pump.

According to AAA – The Auto Club, conflict in the Middle East has sent crude prices to their highest point in more than three years and motorists will soon feel the pain when they stop for fuel.

“Motorists should expect a 15-cent increase at the pump in the short term,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA - The Auto Club Group. “However, prices could rise even more, depending on how the crude market responds to the latest news of a U.S. missile strike over the weekend.”

The national average price for gasoline is the highest in more than two years and pump prices will get more expensive this week, AAA says.
Sunday’s average of $2.71 is the highest since July 2015. Tennessee gas prices are the most expensive since last September, when prices were recovering from Hurricane Irma. Sunday’s state average of $2.52 is 6 cents more than last week, and 34 cents more than last year.

Highs and Lows of 2018
National: the highest average price for gasoline was $2.70 on April 13. The lowest was $2.49 on Jan. 3.
Tennessee: the highest average price was $2.50 on April 13. The lowest was $2.26 on Jan. 1.