Gas Prices UP Again

According to GasBuddy the national average price of gasoline has risen for the eighth straight week, rising 7.5 cents per gallon over the last week to $2.72.

The national average has increased 17.9 cents per gallon in the last two weeks, following the extreme cold weather in Texas shutting down refining capacity.

According to Triple-A the average for Alabama is $2.46 per gallon.

“Gas prices continued to surge last week following cold-weather related shutdowns in Texas, but going forward, the impact from the cold has likely run its course. However, several other factors will rise in their influence on gas prices again, including the fact that gasoline demand continues up steam,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “According to Pay with GasBuddy data, last week’s total gasoline demand soared to the highest level since the pandemic began as COVD-19 cases continue to drop and Americans are filling up more.

Source: WBRC Fox6

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