Why are gas prices going up again?
BURBANK, Calif. -- Gas prices are starting to rise again. The nationwide average is $2.37 a gallon, up 34 cents in the past month.
In Southern California, the price at the pump has spiked a record 79 cents, according to AAA. Drivers are lining up to fill up before prices go up again.
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"Right now we're basically in the eye of the storm," says Allison Mac, an analyst with GasBuddy.com.
She says the problem is not the price of crude oil, which is holding steady at about $49 per barrel. The problem is at the refinery.
"In the industry we call this a first quarter climb. Every year around this time, nationally prices go up because we switch over to summer blend gas," Mac explains. "Summer fuel gasoline is actually more expensive to pro
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