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Spring Driving Season Means More Demand, Higher Gas Prices

Statewide Iowa —┬áDespite this weekend’s weather, the winter driving season has been over for more than a month and gasoline prices statewide are on the rise as more of us take longer trips.

Rose White, spokeswoman for Triple-A-Iowa, says when the demand increases, so does the pump price.

Gas stations in Iowa’s larger cities often charge significantly less for fuel than rural locations, though it’s not a big revelation to residents who live here in the rural areas.

Some oil producers in the Middle East are vowing to cut back on production this spring and it’s pushing up the price of crude oil.

Of Iowa’s main metro areas, Ames has the most expensive gas in the state at $2.82 while it’s cheapest in Sioux City at $2.66. The statewide average of $2.73 is 11-cents below the national average.

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