Holiday travelers to pay more at the pump

STATEWIDE (WMBF) – Holiday traveling could get more expensive, but not because Santa is delivering more gifts. Gas prices are on the rise.

Gasoline industry experts now predict crude oil prices will top $90 a barrel by year's end.

For the holiday traveler, that means the average price of regular unleaded gas could climb to $3.15 or higher.

The domestic demand for oil has dropped, which typically causes gas prices to fall. However, higher international demand for crude, coupled with a weak dollar, has driven the cost up at the pump.

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