AAA: GAS PRICES LIKELY TO RISE VERY SOON

AAA (American Automobile Association) says while the national average for a gallon of gas is currently down compared to this time last year, change may be coming to the pump soon.

AAA stated the cost to fill up could rise soon now that the cost of oil is crossing the $80 mark and with warmer temperatures and better weather set to lead to increased demand. The organization also noted that the incoming arrival of summer blend gas also tends to traditionally increase prices at the pump by 10 to 15 cents.

The national average gas price Thursday was $3.41 per gallon, up 16 cents from last month, but still five cents less than a year ago.

AAA says gas prices haven’t been this high since early November 2023, when the national average for a gallon was at $3.44.