Pump Patrol: Gas price hike likely to continue as summer approaches

Gas prices have been on the rise across the U.S. and New York City amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and it’s not likely to decrease any time soon.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2022, 12:15 AM

Updated 832 days ago

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Gas prices have been on the rise across the U.S. and New York City amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and it’s not likely to decrease any time soon.
AAA reports the average price of gas is $4.07 per gallon in the U.S., while the average in New York is around $4.26 per gallon.
Prices haven’t been this high since 2008. The culprit for the hike in recent weeks is the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Around this time in 2021, the average price for a gallon of regular in the U.S. was $2.76 per gallon. 
AAA says prices are going to continue to increase as summer arrives and summer gas blends need to be made.
"We need to have made the switch by mid-April. Those summer blends of gasoline are more complicated, more difficult to refine and more difficult to distribute because different blends are used in different parts of the country,” says Rober Sinclair, the senior manager of public affairs at AAA. 
Sinclair offered a few tips on making the most out of your gas. He says don’t drive fast, make sure tires are properly inflated and unload any unneeded weight from the car. 
AAA says Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska have some of the cheapest gas in the nation with prices between $3.60 and $3.70 per gallon.



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