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Gas prices rising after Mideast attack



A drone attack in Saudi Arabia is sending U.S. gas prices back up the roller coaster.  

The Gas Buddy website says the average price per gallon in Minnesota and Wisconsin is 8 cents higher than it was on Sunday, when the attack on a Saudi oil facility occurred. 

At some stations in La Crosse, the price was in the $2.40 range a few days ago, but now it’s close to $2.60. 

La Crescent stations report gas at $2.49 a gallon. 

The statewide average in Minnesota had gone down 7 cents in the past month, but now it’s back to where it was in mid-August. 

Although that’s a drop from the peak summer prices, it’s still 50 cents higher than the Minnesota average in early February.  

One oil trading firm in Illinois predicts an increase of up to 15 cents a gallon around Milwaukee this week. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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