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Gas prices expected to spike

WEST QUINCY, Mo. (WGEM) - According to, the recent rise in gas prices is an early indication of what they call "March Madness."

This is the time of year when gas prices spike at large rates during the switch to a cleaner burning summer gas. The website predicts gas will likely jump 35 to 50 cents in April or May. One driver says that isn't something she is looking forward to.

"Yeah, I'm not too excited about that either," Danielle Sutton said. "I say we live about 35 minutes from here. So I commute to work everyday so gas prices do not make me happy."

Another driver says gas prices are starting to get out of hand.

"I just think it's kind of ridiculous on how, you know, you're trying to do all this stuff and decrease gas prices," Andrew Coulter said. "Congress says think about the American people yet gas prices keep raising up."

Coulter says he is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas and he says he likes to make a monthly trip home to see family and friends. He says even if the price goes up he still will be making the trip back each month.

Other drivers shared the same thought, with a few saying they didn't like it, but they need it to get around and so they just would deal with it. With gasoline already rising in recent weeks, it may not be long before it hits the 4 dollar mark.

According to, gas is 3.39 a gallon in Quincy, 3.29 in West Quincy, 3.15 in Hannibal and 3.33 in Macomb.
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