Gas Prices Highest for This Time of Year
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on October 04, 2012 @ 7:33PM
Created on October 04, 2012 @ 6:01PM
Gas prices have dropped a little bit since the summer when they were hitting almost $4 a gallon, but don't get your hopes up.
AAA is predicting gas prices could go up as much as 15 cents in the next few weeks.
Gas prices are the highest they've been for this time of the year ever. The reason?
Low inventory at the refineries in the country.
Nationally, gas averages $3.78 a gallon.
That's down from $3.83 last month, but it's still higher than this time last year when prices averaged $3.43.
While these prices are expected to go up soon, there should be some relief before the end of the year.
Gas should be around $3.50 a gallon by the end of the year.
However, even that isn't enough for some local drivers.
"I'd like to see them keep going down, but I have a feeling that's not going to happen, and it just makes me feel ill every time I fill up," said Neil Smith of Clarksburg.
"They have to travel to the mall or where ever they're going to, and they just won't do it, and that will hurt the economy," said Dan McFadden of Bridgeport.
South Carolina has the lowest gas prices, California has the highest.
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