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South Bend gas prices slightly higher

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Filling your tank with gas will cost a few more pennies.

GasBuddy says the average price in South Bend rose 1.5 cents in the past week to $3.39 a gallon. During the same period, GasBuddy says the national average fell 1.4 cents to $3.37 a gallon.

"The national average has seen the pace of decline slow quite a bit in the last few days," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While gasoline prices continue to drop at a slow pace, they remain a whopping 40-cents per gallon under prices a year ago."

The federal government shutdown may also have an impact on gas prices. 

"With the Fed shutdown continuing, we also will be seeing less data made available this week as it is the first week that we're not expecting the government to release a weekly report on changes in supply and demand, meaning traders will be somewhat blinded when it comes to trading futures, which could add to volatility," DeHaan said.

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