Gas Prices Continue to Rise in Tennessee

        Gas prices jumped another penny last week in Tennessee, which was better than the national average.
        The U-S average price climbed about four cents and five cents in Georgia.
        Analysts say the low prices at the end of the year couldn’t last forever.
        And they do go up around this time of year.
        “It’s common this time of year to see an increase at the pump,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Refineries are conducting their annual spring maintenance, which causes prices to rise due to tightening of supply.”
        Triple A reports taht gas prices normally rise between 30-50 cents during the spring as refineries conduct seasonal maintenance.
        “The decline in gas prices we saw earlier in the year was great for consumers, but couldn’t last forever,” said Carrasco. “While recent increases could create concern, motorists should be relieved to know that gas prices are still more than $1 cheaper than this time last year."

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