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Gas prices spike around Rockford

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As reported yesterday, gas prices around the area spiked on Thursday and, according to one analyst, will stay that way for the foreseeable future.

GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan blames the spike on several issues including setbacks at regional refineries. Prices are not expected to go down until issues are resolved.

The price increase of up to 35 cents a gallon has some drivers feeling the heat. "It's always a shock when you put gas into your tank and it goes past $50," Kim Bailey said. "It's more than what you think you should have to pay.

According to AAA, the average price per gallon in the region is $3.65, 21 cents higher than one week ago.

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