Pump Patrol: Gas prices to spike in 2022, could hit $4 a gallon

The trend of lower costing gas may be coming to an end soon and prices may shoot up to over $4 a gallon.
Gas tracking tech company Gas Buddy thinks prices will rise dramatically next year going from the current average across the country at $3.02 to $3.41 a gallon.
The company says prices will likely peak around Memorial Day.
It is basing its forecast on low oil production from OPEC and refinery closures due to COVID-19. "We could see a national average that flirts with, or in a worst-case scenario, potentially exceeds $4 a gallon," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
Locally, AAA says the average in Westchester County for a gallon of regular is $3.68.
In Rockland, it is $3.66 and in Dutchess it is $3.52.
Those are all above the New York state average, which is $3.49.
According to Gas Buddy, the Sunoco on North Broadway in White Plains is charging $3.31 if you're paying cash.
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