Are higher gas prices in KOTA Territory's future? - KOTA Territory News

Are higher gas prices in KOTA Territory's future?

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All drivers can expect to be paying more at the pump in the near future.

The cost of crude oil has risen over 22 cents per gallon over the past week, leading experts to believe an increase is on the way.

The average around Rapid City sits at $3.49 per gallon, which is on par with the national average.

According to Gasbuddy.com, the average gas price in South Dakota has risen almost 4 cents overnight.

Although some motorists were not overly concerned about gas prices, other said they wish the prices would go back down, Vern Howard commented "I would still have to make those trips so it would not affect how much or how little I would be driving".

North Dakota resident Steven Jackson expressed his missed feelings, "I'm glad to see here in rapid city it's only 3 and a half bucks, when most of the Dakotas it's more than that. I wish it would go down, I wish we had more refineries."

Even with the expected rising prices, the cost per gallon is still 22 cents cheaper than it was this time last month.

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