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Iowa gas prices begin to climb

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The price at the pump is on the way up.

GasBuddy.com says the average price in Iowa rose more than $0.06 per gallon in the last week.

The national average is up $0.03 to $2.05 a gallon. "The four-month slide in gasoline prices has indeed come to a halt. A reduction in refinery output has been matched in recent weeks by sharp increases in wholesale gasoline prices," said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.

Laskoski also said, “Since Jan. 7 through Friday, wholesale prices on average are up 20 cents per gallon so there's no doubt now that the first-quarter climb is under way and is already being reflected in rising prices at the pump."

According to GasBuddy, the lowest price in Iowa is $1.69 in Mount Pleasant.

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