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Gas prices on the rise; analysts say 'get used to it'

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The AAA auto club reports gasoline prices in Washington are rising.
    
The average price Monday is $2.23 a gallon. That's up 10 cents in a week, but still 17 cents less than a month ago. It's also 5 cents higher than the national average, which has been climbing for two weeks.
    
Here are some prices from AAA's Monday survey:
    
Bellingham $2.34, Bremerton $2.30, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $2.35, Tacoma $2.31, Olympia $2.31, Vancouver $2.25, Yakima $2.06, Tri-Cities $1.90, Spokane $1.84. Spokane's average price per gallon was $3.10 at this time last year.

Idaho's average price per gallon is $1.87, it was $3.09 one year ago.

Last week's rise in U.S. gas prices was the first weekly increase since June, according to the Lundberg Survey Inc., which gathers information from roughly 2,500 filling stations across the country.

Analysts say you should start getting used to higher prices. Gas prices are likely to rise more this month, spurred by rising prices for oil, labor problems at some U.S. refineries and a typical increase during February due to refinery maintenance.

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