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You may already have noticed that you’re spending more to fill your car’s gas tank.
Don’t be surprised if the price keeps ticking higher.
The national average cost for a gallon of gas has increased by about 18 cents over the last two weeks, on the heels of reduced oil-refining capacity during the extreme cold in Texas, according to GasBuddy. Now, a big contributor will be rising demand amid lower oil production and elevated prices for crude — which accounts for more than half the price of gas.