Gas Prices in Oregon Average Above $5, Rising Faster Than Anywhere in U.S.

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Just when Oregonians thought they were getting relief at the gas pump, gas prices have begun to rise sharply in Oregon once again.  For fourteen weeks gas prices were falling in Oregon, but this week gas prices have risen over 50 cents a gallon. According to OPB, the rising price of gas in Oregon has skyrocketed faster than in any other state in the country. With several refineries in California undergoing planned or unplanned maintenance, this is creating extremely tight supplies on the West Coast.

While Oregon’s average cost of fuel is $5.14 per gallon in the last week of September, this

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