Gas prices jump 15 cents in North Carolina

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Gas prices are on the rise across the state.

AAA Carolinas says the average price of gas in the state has jumped 15 cents in the last month from $3.38 on March 8 to $3.53 on Tuesday.

But there is some good news.

AAA predicts gas prices won’t climb as high as they did last year at their peak.

Prices typically climb in the early spring as refineries do seasonal maintenance to prepare for the summer driving season, and the switch to summer fuel blends.

Last spring, North Carolina’s average price peaked at $3.80. Right now, the average price of gallon around the state is $3.52.

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