Gas prices expected to skyrocket

With the kids heading back to school many families are expected to gas up the car for one last summer trip.

But that fill up may cost families.

Gas prices are expected to skyrocket.

Nationally, gas prices have climbed 27 cents a gallon in the past month.

And over the next few days drivers out west could see their prices go up 25 cents or more because of refinery fires.

Locally, drivers are feeling a similar hit to the wallet.

Gas prices in Michiana have climbed 34 cents in the past week because of pipeline ruptures between Wisconsin and Illinois. And equipment problems closed part of three refineries in Indiana.

The rises in gas prices make some hesitant to start up their engines.

Experts say the high prices are expected to stay at least through labor day, if not longer.

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