Feedback: Gas Prices Could Soon Hit $4 A Gallon

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Rising prices at the gas pump have forced motorists like Becky Duprey to curtail travel as much as possible.

"I do have a hybrid, which helps, but it's expensive," said Duprey.

The price of regular unleaded gas has jumped 6 cents since last week in St. Lawrence County with some fuel stations, like Grant's Valero on Route 11 between Canton and Potsdam charging $3.85 a gallon.

At Snell's full service station in Canton, regular unleaded gas was at $3.89 a gallon.

At one of two Potsdam Stewarts Shops, regular gas was selling for $3.82 a gallon while it was $3.77 a gallon at the Sunoco Aplus on Market Street and at the Canton Mountain Mart prices were ringing in at $3.79 a gallon.

After weeks of relatively little change in gas prices, prices appear to be on the move upward.

If you think gas prices are getting high now they could inch to over $4 a gallon by spring.

Industry analysts say the price could jump by 50 cents a gallon nationwide by May depending on oil prices and refinery capacity.

"Prices will probably edge over $4 at some point in March or April," said Patrick DeHaan, petroleum analyst from GasBuddy.com.

As refineries deplete their winter gas inventory, analysts say, prices may peak before the switchover to summer blends takes place, but officials say those peak prices may still be lower than in 2013.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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