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Gas prices spike due to winter weather conditions

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(WVVA)- If you've re-fueled a vehicle recently, you've probably noticed the price increase at the pump.

The winter weather that has been sweeping the nation gets the blame for the higher gas prices.

AAA reports the price at the pump jumped 10 cents across the country in the past week, and the prices are expected to remain high until domestic refineries re-start production.

"Refinery outages were reported in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kansas. That's a lot of oil and gas that has been impacted. All we can say right now is that we will be monitoring it. We do expected to be volatile until crude production gets back to normal levels," AAA Specialist, Jenifer Moore said.

AAA reports that the average cost for a gallon of gas in West Virginia is $2.64 and in Virginia the average price is $2.54.

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