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Gas prices continue to rise in the Capital Region

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LATHAM, NY -- It's an eye sore that won't go away -- the price at the pump is rising again, and this time an average of an 18 cents in one week in the Capital Region.

Helen Brooks says she's driving less to make up for the difference. "I have to get premium so it was like $3.99," she said.

The numbers changed even as NEWS10 was talking to people at the Stewart's shop in Latham, where Brooks told us because of the gas station across the street the prices are competitive but not by much.

"So you see the other station will try to beat the price or vice versa," she said.

Analysts believe factors for the jump at the pump include tensions in the Middle East, crude oil prices increasing, and an annual maintenance refineries have to do as they switch over to a summer blend keeping capacity restricted.

"It's rough because it's winter time because you've got to warm your car up and takes up a bigger chunk," said John Gulick.

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