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Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis Gas prices are beginning to inch their way back up across the country, as seen here at Go-Mart on Robert C. Byrd Drive in Beckley Thursday evening.
Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis
Gas prices are beginning to inch their way back up across the country, as seen here at Go-Mart on Robert C. Byrd Drive in Beckley Thursday evening.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Carrie Tilley and Nicole Holliday were pumping gas at the Go-Mart on Robert C. Byrd Drive on Thursday afternoon.

Both woman said they are saddened to see the price of gas inching up, but are not complaining — yet.

 The last couple months have seen steep declines in fuel prices, which have given millions of Americans, like Tilley and Holliday, reason to cheer. However, the continuing low pump prices look like they’re running out of gas.

“I’m sad to see the prices going back up, but at $2.20 a gallon it is still affordable,” said Tilley.

Holliday agreed, saying she “can still fill up without worrying about what you are going to cut out (expense-wise) for the week.”

After a 123-day slide, gas prices began to creep up earlier this week. The national average is $2.11 for a gallon of regular unleaded. In West Virginia, that same gallon cost an average of $2.25. In Beckley, the cost has gone up 22 cents a gallon since Monday, according toWestVirginiagasprices.com

“What does it mean for retail prices? It’s an indication that the prices at the pump in most areas will be climbing steadily…

 

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