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Gas prices at all time high in some areas, tourism could be affected this summer

UNDATED (WNWN) - Motorists in  parts of Southwest Michigan are now paying just under $4.30 a gallon for gasoline with the prices that showed up at the pump yesterday tying the all-time high for the area. The blame for the latest price spikes of more than 50-cents a gallon in the last week is being spread around with refinery maintenance and other production issues mentioned by some experts while others are saying it’s a supply problem caused by higher demands for fuel.

Nancy Cain at Michigan Triple A says four dollar gas will hurt tourism if it persists. She adds that in the next couple of weeks, many communities have major festivals planned, so save gas and have fun close to home. Cain says there will be plenty of summer left to travel when gas prices calm down again. 

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