Gas prices expected to rise sharply over next few days

By WEEK Reporter

Gas prices expected to rise sharply over next few days

August 28, 2012 Updated Aug 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill -- According to PeoriaGasPrices.com, motorists should expect gas prices to increase sharply over the next few days.

"I expect stations to have increased prices as much as 10 to 35 cents per gallon by the conclusion of the weekend with some stations starting to raise prices immediately," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

Hurricane Isaac, as well as other refining issues, could push gas prices to their highest level in 2012. 

However, the increase is expected to be temporary.

"I expect the situation to slowly resolve itself over the next few weeks, but as gasoline prices tend to fall slowly, motorists may not have a sense of real relief until late-September," DeHaan said.

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