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St. Louis gas prices increase 9-cents in one week

6:28 AM, Feb 27, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) -- The gas price average in St. Louis increased 9.4-cents per gallon in the past week, bringing the average to $3.58 per gallon, acording to

The national average jumped 11.3-cents per gallon in the same time period to $3.64 per gallon.

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Gas prices Sunday were 38.2-cents per gallon higher than they were teh same day one year ago and were 17.6-cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

"2012 is looking increasingly like 2008," said Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for "Gasoline prices are climbing aggressively as speculation drives crude oil higher; and once again, it's an election year. But this time its the volatility in the Middle East that has everyone wondering 'How high is up?'," he added.


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