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Gas prices continue to rise

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By Julie Straw - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Drivers are feeling the pinch at the pump as gas prices continue to soar.

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Jackson metro area is $2.94.

That's up 16¢ from last month and right around the average for the state.

The national average sits at $3.10, the highest in more than two years.

Gas prices could be headed even higher.

OPEC's chief said the  price of crude oil would reach $100 a barrel soon.

Most analysts have predicted oil prices will cross the $100 mark this year, although a slowing global economy could hamper crude demand.

The current price of a barrel of crude oil is $91.67.

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