Gas Prices Are up – Most expensive driving season since 2014
Here we go again! The summer driving season is ahead and AAA is saying the 2018 season will be the most expensive since 2014.Crude is at the highest it's been in almost three years which will cause us to pay more at the pump this summer and beyond. The New York Post reports the US daily national average for regular gasoline is now $2.81 per gallon. That’s up from about $2.39 per gallon a year ago, according to Oil Price Information Service. And across the US, 13 percent of gas stations are charging $3 per gallon or more.
I filled my Jeep Renegade the other day with regular unleaded and definitely noticed it cost more to fill the tank.
“This will be the most expensive driving season since 2014,” said Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for Oil Price Information Service.
“People forget very, very quickly,” noting that the average US gasoline price remains well below where it stood five years ago at $3.60 per gallon.
If you plan to drive a lot this summer be ready to pay more as we usually do here in Western New York.