Published: Tue, January 30, 2018
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

AAA: Prices at the pump continue to rise


"Compared to the first few weeks of January past year, consumer gasoline demand is noticeably higher, which is surprising given the frigid winter much of the country has experienced this month", said AAA Oklahoma spokesperson Leslie Gamble.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.65, which is up 4 cents from last week.

The most expensive gas price averages in Georgia were in Atlanta at $2.51 per gallon, Savannah at $2.51 and Brunswick at $2.50.

Local prices Sunday were 60.8 cents a gallon higher than the same day a year ago and 8.3 cents a gallon lower than a month ago, the statement said.

That could mean higher prices than the $2.57-a-gallon national average price GasBuddy predicted earlier this month. During that time, oil prices fell from $106 a barrel to $45.

Motorists in Butts County on Monday reported paying $2.53 per gallon, according to the price-tracking website GasBuddy.com.

We'll probably wish we had helium balloons to get around in if gas prices keep going go up, up and away in the coming weeks as travel club AAA is warning. Oil prices have always played a significant role in what motorists pay at the pump.

AAA found gas selling for as low as $2.45 per gallon and as high as $2.66 in Rhode Island. "During their downtime, these refineries reduce the amount of gasoline they put out into the market".

Jenkins says that refineries in the Gulf of Mexico will start to conduct routine maintenance checks, which has historically decreased oil output and raised gas prices in a range of 30-75 cents.

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