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Gas prices: Up in Iowa & down across the country

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As gas prices have risen in eastern Iowa the past week, says the same trend is not happening across the country. says prices are up more than three cents per gallon in Iowa to $3.03, but have fallen almost four cents nationally to $3.05/gallon.

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst says, "While prices will continue declining in most areas across the country, there is some bad news for motorists in the nation's midsection, mainly the Plains states. There has been some supply tightness surrounding seasonal refinery work that's causing wholesale prices in that region to rise. While the problem is temporary and may last a couple weeks, we want to inform motorists in that area that they may notice prices rising, but it is a short term problem, not a long term one."

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