Shortage may be driving up cost

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Posted: February 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

Gas costs $3.75 in some places in the city. Above is the sign at the 7-Eleven on Gerrard Street.
A customer buys gas at a McClure store in Marion, Ind., earlier this month, where gas prices are about $3.85 a gallon. An AAAspokeswoman said one reason prices are higher earlier this year is because many oil refineries are performing maintenance and switching to summer blends earlier than usual — which means supply is down. (Photo by Jeff MoreheadAssociated Press)

WINCHESTER — Local gas prices have risen by roughly 40 cents per gallon during the past month, and they aren’t expected to go down anytime soon.

According to data from AAA, the average price of a…

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