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Price Of Gas Continues To Rise In West Virginia
Reported by: Teresa Higginbotham
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Also Contributing: Associated Press, Bob Aaron
Reported: Jan. 4, 2012 3:47 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 4, 2012 4:34 PM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Gas prices in West Virginia are creeping up once again.
According to AAA, a gallon of unleaded gas is about $3.35. That's about a penny higher than last week.
A year ago, a gallon of gas was running a little more than $3.16.
Around the state, the lowest prices are in Clarksburg. The highest are in Parkersburg and Morgantown.
You can also look forward to the price of gas going up another 6 cents soon in West Virginia.
That's a combination of the end of a 30-year-long subsidy for Ethanol in gasoline and a 1.2 cent a gallon fuel tax hike.
Congress let the subsidy expire Saturday, saving the government $6billion. It is expected to add 4.5 cents a gallon at the pump soon.
Jan Vineyard of the Oil Marketers and Grocers Association says she expects the change any day.
Agricultural Commissioner Gus Douglas says the change won't impact West Virginia farmers much. The corn grown here is largely consumed feeding livestock.
Ethanol is expected to continue as 10% of gasoline even without the subsidy.
To find the lowest gas prices in our area, just click on the cheapest gas prices link on the bottom left hand corner of our homepage.
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