Will gas prices continue to rise?

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- You’ve probably noticed gas prices are rising, and unfortunately they are not going to stop climbing for weeks.

According to the Head of Petroleum Analysis at GasBuddy, Patrick DeHaan, over the last few weeks gas has gone up 59 cents in Wisconsin.

DeHaan said there are two factors raising gas prices.

The first has to do with the season change and refineries doing maintenance work to prepare for higher summer demand.

The second reason is because they’re transitioning into making cleaner-burning, and thus more expensive gasoline.

“Those two happening at the same time usually puts quite a bit of pinch on supply and that results in higher prices. That’s why we’re seeing prices jump across Wisconsin,” DeHaan said.

DeHaan said gas will keep rising for another four to eight weeks before reaching the peak in late April or early May.

He doesn’t expect gas will reach $3 a gallon.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee

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