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Gasoline Prices Soar In Twin Cities
Prices Might Skyrocket To $2 Per Gallon
MINNEAPOLIS, 2:35 p.m. CDT April 26, 2001 -- Gasoline prices in the Twin Cities are on the rise, hinting at a another round of costly stops at the pump.
But this year, gas prices have risen earlier and climbed more rapidly.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded Wednesday in the Twin Cities was a $1.70 -- up from $1.37 a month ago and $1.36 a year ago.
There's already speculation about gas prices reaching $2 a gallon.
Lower gasoline inventories and higher crude oil prices are contributing to the rise in gas prices. This year, gas prices jumped nearly 20 cents a gallon after Easter and have continued to climb.
Minnesota lawmakers are debating whether to increase state gas taxes. House Republicans have opposed a gas tax hike.
Copyright 2001 by The Associated Press.
-- Martin Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 2001