Sunday, 20 May, 2018

Will gas reach three dollars per gallon once again?

Kentucky Gas Prices Continue to Climb Gas takes 7-cent weekly jump in metro Albany
Kenneth Drake | 03 May, 2018, 16:02

Gas prices across the country are the highest they have been in four years.

Americans are getting ready for the summer travel season, we are confronted with the many reasons why gas prices are higher than they've been in years.

That's 48 cents higher than the per-gallon price in Rhode Island a year ago. While the national gas price average remained the same as of Monday morning, Tennessee's gas prices went down 3 cents.

"Motorists have been spoiled the past few years with cheap gas prices", said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

"There's not a lot of good news for Vancouver drivers right now".

Kevin Lanke, a motion picture lighting technician in Redondo Beach, says he's now paying about $3.39 per gallon to fill up the 25-gallon tank in his 2000 Land Cruiser SUV. The state average rose a total of 10 cents for the month.


High demand, economic growth and expensive oil prices have led to the increase in gas prices, the AP reported. There are 128 more rigs this year than last year at this time.

Pa. Turnpike tolls also are 6 percent higher this year.

"Gas price increases gripped 49 of the nation's 50 states again last week as oil prices continued their upward move to new multi-year highs.", said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

Costs for regular, self-serve gas in MA have surged 8 cents from last week, AAA Northeast discovered in its weekly survey Monday of gas stations.

"I've read articles online saying that this summer they're going to jack up a little more, so I'm expecting it", said McVey.

› $2.81: Average price per gallon for regular gas for the U.S.as a whole last week, up 4.3 cents in the past week and 42.3 cents in the past year. The Triple - A report also adds that across the USA, there are numerous states where the price is $3 per gallon or more.

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