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Gas prices jump across the Midwest


We're heading into the summer travel season and gas prices in the area are rising.

According to, prices have jumped 20 cents in central Wisconsin just in the past month.

Travel experts say the same storms that slammed western Wisconsin and Minnesota also hit refineries to the south, causing unscheduled problems.

"So what that did was just lowered the amount of fuel in the Midwest, causing the Midwest, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois all those states to go up in price," said Brent Dabler, AAA agent. "While the rest of the United States, were going down in price."

In fact, most of the country is seeing better than average prices.

"This week and in the whole month of April as well, were the lowest prices in over three years," said Dabler.

Experts say they expect prices to drop back down by the start of the summer travel season.


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