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Climbing Gas Prices

AAA says increases are tied to the latest extreme heat episode

Gas prices are again on the rise, and the extreme heat being felt in the Northern Hemisphere is partly to blame.

Nationally, the price of a gallon of gasoline rose by 4 cents on Tuesday, the largest single-day increase in a year. In Florida, the price jumped by 8 cents in a single day. Over the past week, the average price of gas has spiked 10 cents nationally, according to AAA, and every part of the country is being impacted.

“Compared to this time last month, gasoline in the Pittsburgh market is about 10 cents, 11 cents more expensive because we’ve seen crude oil prices inching upward,” Jim Garrity of AAA East Central Region told local TV station WPXI.

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