National average for gas prices reaches four month high

Oak Hill, WV (CNN)—Triple A says the national average for a gallon of regular gas climbed to $3.40 on Friday, marking a four-month high. 

Experts say there is no reason to panic about gas prices, at least not yet. 

Gas prices always rise at this time of year as the demand for fuel increases once winter ends. 

It also means the end of cheap winter fuel and the switch to the more expensive summer fuel blend. 

That process is just getting started in most states. 

Troubles at refineries have boosted this year’s late-winter price jump, with extreme cold in January knocking some refineries offline. 

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