'Hang on, buckle up': Experts warn rising gas prices likely to climb higher before coming back down

For the first time since August, Oregon’s average price for a gallon of gas topped $5.

PORTLAND, Ore. — After weeks of relief at the pump, gas prices are rising once again. According to AAA Oregon, the statewide average in Oregon has jumped 35 cents per gallon in the last week to land at $5.01.

It’s the first time Oregon has topped $5 since August, but far from the $5.54 it saw in June, Oregon’s highest recorded average price per gallon.

In Washington, the average price rose 30 cents to $4.92 but nationwide, the national average only went up by a nickel.


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