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Appleton gas prices will be on the rise

14 February 2017

AAA Northeast reports Monday that the cost of self-serve, regular gas still averages about $2.23 per gallon.

Each county saw an increase in gas prices over the last week, with the exception of Hardin County, which saw its prices fall 6 cents.

DeHaan noted that gas usually rises 35-65 cents per gallon from its "low price, usually in February, through Memorial Day, and there's no reason to believe the same won't happen this year, so buckle up".

A gallon of regular was selling for $2.245 in the area, flat with the previous day and down from $2.256 a week ago.

"The increase in USA domestic oil production has helped to counter-balance OPEC's production cuts, sending gas prices down slowly", said Tammy Arnette, Senior Public Affairs Specialist for AAA Mid-Atlantic. This is 8 cents cheaper than last week's average.

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According to Triple-A the increase can be attributed to global cuts in oil production and the ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran.

At this time in January, prices were about 14 cents higher.

Gas prices in Rockford are down 3.4 cents compared to a week ago.

National averages, which went up slightly this week, will remain steady in the near future until the yearly seasonal upswing as spring approaches, AAA reported.

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Appleton gas prices will be on the rise