Gas prices spike on the South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/3/10

Gas prices spike on the South Plains

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Numbers are rising across the South Plains... at the gas pump. But could it be the crisis in the Gulf that's causing our local prices to spike?

Gas at this stripes on 50th & Avenue A is up to $2.76, but there are prices reaching $2.80.

In just one week prices have jumped 20 cents, but the drivers we spoke with say they think it has nothing to do with the Louisiana oil spill.

"They tend to start going up this time of year when the summer time comes around everybody does more traveling, they gouge us with gas prices it seems like every year," said Lubbock driver Scott Salancik.

"I think every summer, holiday, every special weekend we get, they always jack it up," said Kevin.

On Friday, AAA released a statement saying the oil spill shouldn't affect oil supply. And the Energy Information Agency says gas inventories are the highest levels they've been in 17 years.

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