Gas Prices in the Region Still Climbing

Prices at the gas pumps are still climbing.

AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular in the Rochester region rose six cents since last week to $2.75.

The statewide average is $2.76 -- a penny less than this time last year.

Analysts say refinery maintenance season has hit some unexpected snags, leading to higher pump prices. Domestic refinery utilization has fallen.

Lower gasoline production and refinery utilization is leading to a drop in inventories.

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