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Brace Yourself for More Pain at the Pump

The switch to a summer blend will mean higher gas prices



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    We'll likely to see gas prices take a considerable jump within the next week.

    Many oil companies will switch over from a winter blend to a more expensive summer blend in April. That could add 10-20 cents per gallon.

    Analysts expect pump prices to reach $4.25 a gallon before we see any sort of drop in mid-May.

    Right now in our area, AAA says the average is $4.13 a gallon in the District. In Maryland, the average is $3.93 which is up a penny overnight. In Virginia, drivers are paying about $3.83 which is also up almost a penny. And in West Virginia, you're paying about $3.93 a gallon.