Gas prices soar on Mideast fears

Published 12:01 pm Thursday, February 24, 2011

The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline was up to $3.26 this morning in Vicksburg, up from $3.03 about 24 hours earlier. The increase was being blamed across the world on the zooming price of barrel oil, which was being attributed to a fear that chaos in Libya could disrupt crude supplies from the OPEC nation, causing instability in other oil-rich countries in the Middle East.

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