WIUM Local
6:36 pm
Wed August 31, 2005

Gas Prices Jumping Across Region

Keokuk, IA – The impact of Hurricane Katrina is creating uncertainty at the gas pumps for residents across the Tri-State Region. By Wednesday afternoon, gas prices varied from town to town and from pump to pump. In Hamilton, IL, a gallon of unleaded plus was about $2.85 while in Alexandria, MO, it was about $2.74. Several gas stations in Keokuk were right in between those prices. The highest price was at the Keokuk Hy-Vee Station, where a gallon of unleaded cost $3.20. Taped to each gas pump was a note explaining the increase. The letter, from store manager Jamie Franck, says the retail price of fuel is a reflection of the store's cost and not an attempt to make unrealistic profit.
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