Sudden gas spike could cause pain at the pump over the weekend

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 2:43pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Gas experts say prices at the pump could rise as much as 20-cents by the end of the weekend.

A refinery fire in Washington State could be the reason for the sharp increase.

Experts say prices are jumping as much as 40-cents in some parts of the country because of the reduced supply.

The average price in Baton Rouge is $3.51 a gallon.

Meanwhile it's three fifty in Lafayette.

Both still below the national average which sits at $3.55, according to GasBuddy.com.

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