Prices At The Pump Keep Going Up In Colorado, Nationwide

Denver (AP) Across the country, and in Colorado, "out of gas" signs and yellow "caution" tape cover some fuel pumps, while many stations that have are charging more and more for it. The statewide average for a gallon of self–serve regular unleaded jumped to more than $2.64 a gallon Wednesday, but a number of stations across Colorado raised prices again overnight.

A gallon of regular unleaded in the Grand Valley was already selling for nearly $2.90 a gallon on Tuesday, but some stations are now up to $3.09), and a station in the Denver Metro Area $3.49).

AAA Colorado Spokeswoman Mary Greer says retailers are getting one price increase after another at the wholesale level, and that's driving up prices at the pump.

Greer says AAA is also receiving a number of calls from
motorists planning to travel over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend and are worried about the price and availability of gas.

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