Gas prices start rising as winter ends

Gas is expected to rise 10 to 20 cents next week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Gas prices are going up, and soon, now that winter is over.

Wholesale gas prices are on the rise because of the switch-over from cheaper winter gas to summer gas specifications. Next week, gas prices will be up by 10-20 cents per gallon along the east coast.

The bigger the city, the higher the price you see at the pump, and Springfield residents are already worried it’ll affect where they drive. “I’ll have to keep it local now I guess. I usually pump gas and drive all over Springfield but now I bet that won’t be good,” said Luis Ramirez of Springfield

Summer gas is more expensive than winter gas because it’s reformulated gasoline, which reduces emissions of toxic compounds.

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