Gas prices rise as spring blossoms

Gas prices rise as spring blossoms

After dipping to less than $2 a gallon during the final months of 2018, spring has brought average gas prices back up both nationally and locally, according to the latest AAA report.

The national average price was $2.61 per gallon on Friday, 22 cents more expensive than last month and a 2-cent increase from this time last year. Across the country, the yearly differences range from as much as 25 cents cheaper to 10 cents more expensive, the report states.

“Since early February, gasoline demand has been steadily increasing while stocks have been gradually decreasing, causing more expensive pump prices across the country,” AAA spokesperson Jeanette Casselano said...