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(KSL News) As you're already aware, gas prices are going up. A gallon of unleaded in Utah is averaging about $2.43, still 10 cents less than the national average.
Nationwide, prices have jumped 14 percent recently. Experts say gas prices surge each spring as refineries do maintenance for the summer season, which often leads to unscheduled outages.
Jeffrey Spring, Automobile Club of Southern California: "A lot of refineries have production issues, so when production is down, and when that happens, the people who speculate on the price of gasoline push the price up."
AAA expects prices will spike for the next several weeks, but probably won't reach records set last May.