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Gas prices are rising around southern West Virginia

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Some West Virginians are seeing red as they hand out the green when they fill up the tank.

Gas prices around southern West Virginia are getting close to $4 a gallon.  In Raleigh County the cost for regular is at $3.79, but in Greenbrier County it is even higher.  Stations in Lewisburg are selling gas for $3.83 and in Sam Black it is 5-cents higher at $3.88.

Those prices are about the average for the Central Atlantic states according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.   The average price for regular gas across the region is at $3.73 a gallon.

The price at the pump is well above the national average though, which is sitting at $3.61 a gallon.

Gas prices have gone up steadily over the past month.  The national average during the week of Jan. 7 was just $3.29 a gallon.

You can help your friends, neighbors and fellow West Virginians by reporting the price of gas in your area.  59News is looking for where people can find the cheapest and most expensive.  Post the price in your area to our Facebook page, and send us a picture to, we will post the pictures with the location here and link it to Facebook.