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Press Photo by April Baumgarten Dickinson resident Carla Olheiser fills her car up at the West Dakota Oil C-Store on East Villard Street in Dickinson. Gas prices are higher in the western part of the state than in the east, officials said Friday.

East vs West: Gas prices higher in western North Dakota

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A 50-cent difference between western and eastern gas prices has residents in the Oil Patch dishing out more money for fuel.

"We have all this oil here," Dickinson resident Jane Corey said. "Why are the prices higher?"

Of the major cities in North Dakota, Williston had the highest average gas price Friday at $3.82 per gallon, according to Fargo's AAA gas price report. Mandan showed $3.79 on the signs, and Dickinson residents were pumping gas for $3.77.

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