Experts predict 2014 summer gas prices to be slightly higher than last summer

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Purdue energy expert believes summer gas prices should stay below $4 a gallon in the Midwest, but they may be slightly higher than last summer.

Energy economist Wally Tyner said with greater oil refining capacity and less demand thanks to more fuel-efficient vehicles, prices should range from $3.45 to $3.90 a gallon in the Midwest.

But he warns drivers that any short-term disruptions could mean higher prices temporarily.

He says crude oil prices have been running about $4 a barrel higher than last year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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