Oil prices rose past $104 a barrel to end the week at a 29-month high, as fighting in Libya intensified and the world's largest petroleum consumer, the U.S., reported that employers added nearly 200,000 new jobs in February.
Oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $100 per barrel for the first time since 2008, driven by growing concerns about global supplies, as Libya's Moammar Gadhafi continued to lose his grip on the oil-rich country.
Gas prices seem to never stop rising, but as prices move near $3.25, we're seeing a 40-cent increase over last year at this time. Some in the area are having to look for other ways to save money just to get around.
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