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Rare summer spike in price hits drivers at the pump

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Rare summer spike in price hits drivers at the pump

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Bellingham is seeing a rare mid-summer spike in gas prices with a 15-cent jump in the past week.

Patrick DeHaan with www.gasbuddy.dot.com says gas prices typically go up in the summer months in hurricane prone areas and not the northwest.

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Bellingham’s average price is the most expensive major metro city in Washington State.

The average price is $3.99 a gallon, up from about $3.84 a week ago.

DeHaan says much of it can be blamed on crude oil prices, which have jumped $10 a barrel in the past two weeks.