Why gas prices are on the rise

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Recent flooding in the midwest is contributing to the rise in gasoline prices.

The historic floods have affected key ethanol production hubs, leading to shortages of the biofuel.

According to GasBuddy, gas prices in California could top $4 a gallon for the first time in 5 years.

GasBuddy says the national average gas price has risen for the second straight month, costing Americans nearly $200-million more at the pump now, compared with early January.

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