Analyst says Milwaukee gas prices could rise through weekend

MILWAUKEE -- Patrick DeHaan of says motorists should be aware of the likelihood of a sharp rise in gas prices in the Milwaukee area through this weekend.

DeHaan says prices could rise as much as five to 20 cents per gallon by the end of the weekend.

The price spike is due to a refinery fire in Washington state that's boosting prices significantly through the West Coast region, and rising spot prices in the Great Lakes is boosting prices 30 to 45 cents per gallon Wednesday in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

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