Gas prices rise more than three cents

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Av­er­age re­tail gaso­line prices in At­lanta have risen 3.3 cents per gal­lon in the past week, av­er­ag­ing $3.72 per gal­lon Sun­day. Across the coun­try, the av­er­age price rose 4.3 cents per gal­lon in the last week to $3.80 per gal­lon, ac­cord­ing to gaso­line price web­site At­lantagasprices.com.

In­clud­ing the change in gas prices in At­lanta over the past week, prices Sun­day were 29.7 cents per gal­lon higher than the same day one year ago and are 19.5 cents per gal­lon higher than a month ago. The na­tional av­er­age has in­creased 28.6 cents per gal­lon dur­ing the last month and stands 27.9 cents per gal­lon higher than this day one year ago.

"Av­er­age re­tail gaso­line prices will likely rise this week, af­ter a surge in whole­sale prices late last week," said Gasbuddy.com se­nior petroleum an­a­lyst Pa­trick Dehaan. "Some an­a­lysts be­lieve gaso­line prices may have peaked, but I am not at all con­fi­dent in such words.

"I still main­tain that prices will likely not peak un­til we get closer to the month of May, as a ma­jor­ity of lo­cales around the United States make even­tual switch overs to sum­mer spec gaso­line."

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