"It does not make sense," said one driver.
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Gas prices in the Indianapolis area have gone up 51 cents a gallon, just this week. Even the experts are not sure why.
"Inventory is well above average," said Scott Imus, Executive Director of the Indiana Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association. "If you look at demand, we are 7 percent down for the year. Those two factors should indicate crude oil prices would be down, but instead they are going the opposite way."
The highest pump price in the area was at Keystone Avenue and 25th Street. We talked to the owner of the Shell station, who did not want to go on camera. When we told him he had the most expensive gas, he lowered prices on the spot.
We spotted $3.83 at a Marathon at 34th Street and Keystone Avenue. Imus said we could see prices go even higher in the near future.
"(In years past) we have seen prices increasing in Indiana in March, April and a little bit in May," said Imus. "Once it's Memorial Day, prices go back down. We are rushing that a bit."
The extra money it takes to fill up the tank is not sitting well with people sitting behind the wheel.
"It is just robbery. They are robbing our pocketbook. I does not make sense," said a driver.