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Why Are Quad City Gas Prices So High?

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You're eyes aren't seeing things. Gas prices are headed higher in the Quad Cities and other parts of the country.

"I spent 50 bucks on 11 and half gallons of gas", laughs Carine Iverson.

She had another 4 gallons to go but stopped, because she couldn't afford a full a tank.

Experts say issues at refineries in Illinois are the root of the problem but refineries in other parts of the country are also to blame.

"A refinery in Tulsa just started maintenance a few days ago and just within the last day or two a refinery in Alderaro, TX went down unexpectedly, so a lot of this has to do with supply tightness in refineries." says Patrick DeHaan.

DeHaan is an analyst with Gasbuddy.com. He says all of that maintenance puts pressure on America's entire midsection as refineries try to keep up with demand.

When asked about reserves, he says there aren't any because refineries had to switch from winter blend to summer.

With the high demand and low supply, experts say prices will continue to rise for weeks to come.

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