Big swing in gas prices causes some Hoosier drivers to shop around

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 7, 2014) — There’s a big swing in what you’ll pay at the pump, depending on where you fuel up in Central Indiana right now. Drivers found prices as high as $3.79 a gallon on the north and northwest sides of Indianapolis Friday morning and prices as low as $3.39 a gallon on the northeast side. The Meijer in Carmel was also reporting some one of the lowest prices, at $3.40 a gallon.

According to IndyGasPrices.com, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Indianapolis is $3.70 while the national average sits at $3.47 a gallon. One month ago, people in Indianapolis were paying an average of $3.19 a gallon.

AAA experts often explain the fluctuating prices in the spring by pointing to oil refineries switching production from a winter fuel blend to a summer fuel blend.