Gas prices rise as holiday season gets closer

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By Johnathan Ryan

Prices at the pump have surpassed $3 per gallon for unleaded regular again and some local buyers aren't surprised.

Thomas Barr, who was pumping gas into his pickup truck at AM-PM gas station on Lynwood Drive on Friday, thinks the price will hit at least $3.25 by Christmas and go even higher after that.

Although resigned to paying higher prices for gas than he'd like, Barr looks for the cheapest gas he can find.

"I go here (AM-PM) all the time probably because it's one of the cheapest places around," he said.

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