Expect gas prices to keep rising, AAA says

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 7:29 AM
Last updated 8:23 PM
  • Follow Latest News

Motorists have probably noticed a recent rise in price at the pumps, and experts say the climb could continue into April.

Gasoline prices are 13 cents higher than at this time last year.

“Although there are a few factors that could cause oil prices to stabilize this week, it’s likely gas prices will increase,” AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady said. “So far, market trends and price fluctuations at the pump have been similar to 2011 and 2012, leading analysts to believe prices will peak in April before they retreat.”

According to AAA, experts said prices always climb this time of year as a result of the switch to summer fuel blends and refinery maintenance, but several factors are causing a more dramatic increase, including the severe snowstorm in the Northeast and continued concerns over Iran’s nuclear efforts.

A barrel of oil closed Friday at $95.86 on the New York Mercantile Exchange – 14 cents higher than the previous week.

The national average price of regular unleaded is $3.71, 13 cents more than last week. Georgia’s average of $3.64 is a 17-cent increase. South Carolina’s average of $3.53 is a 19-cent increase.

Comments (7) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Jane18
12332
Points
Jane18 02/18/13 - 11:26 am
3
1
"Expect gas prices to keep rising"?

Honestly? Did anyone really expect anything else? Maybe some of us were born at night, but, we were not born last night!!

boomhauer
650
Points
boomhauer 02/18/13 - 01:39 pm
1
0
"Motorists have probably
Unpublished

"Motorists have probably noticed a recent rise at the pumps"...gee you think? And Washington wonders why they can't seem to get the economy going, I swear this country is being run by clueless idiots!

soapy_725
43553
Points
soapy_725 02/18/13 - 02:21 pm
0
0
Prices are most likely $3.16 in Gaffney SC.
Unpublished

$3.20 in remote Idaho wilderness..

Darby
23589
Points
Darby 02/18/13 - 06:37 pm
2
0
I've noticed that the gas prices.....

on Wrightsboro at the BP station is normally a penny or two higher than at the Kroger pumps across the street. This morning, Kroger was 15 cents lower for regular.

Interesting....

Might have to go back to price shopping which I normally don't bother with.

bclicious
619
Points
bclicious 02/18/13 - 07:15 pm
2
1
CHANGE (Obama)!!!

I'm not sure how much more of this change I can handle!

thecraftman
115
Points
thecraftman 02/18/13 - 08:42 pm
2
1
before the reelection

before the president got reelected gas prices was coming down, but after he got reelected, gas prises are back on the rise

KSL
121403
Points
KSL 02/18/13 - 08:49 pm
0
1
And he doesn't care.

And he doesn't care.

Darby
23589
Points
Darby 02/18/13 - 10:25 pm
2
1
"And he doesn't care."....

Whether or not he cares.. he's found out that after riding Bush's back over gas prices that he is presiding over the same situation and can't do a darn thing about it.

Talk is cheap... And this guy talks his butt off....

Back to Top

Top headlines

Board rejects fine arts charter school

Organizers behind a proposed fine arts charter school in Columbia County said they are optimistic state officials will approve their plan to open a school in 2015 - a plan that was unanimously ...
Search Augusta jobs