(WJHL) – Drivers are facing higher prices at the pump. The average prices for regular unleaded gas rose six cents across the nation last week.
That puts the national average above $2 a gallon for the first time in almost three months, according to AAA.
Even though drivers a paying a little more than they did last week, today’s gas prices are cheaper than they were a year and two years ago.
So why are prices trucking higher?
“Gas prices keep pushing higher due to upward pressure on crude oil, supply and demand, and refinery maintenance season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The weekly average price of oil shifted higher by nearly $2 a barrel last week, signaling what could be another 5 cent hike at the pump. Although pump prices should rise more in the coming months, they will likely remain lower than year-ago comparisons.”
AAA reports prices should rise another 20 to 30 cents by Memorial Day weekend. Click here to view the most current gasoline price averages.
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