An unhappy surprise is greeting drivers when they pull up to the gas pup – prices are already making their near-annual spring hikes, and we’re still weeks away until spring actually arrives.
How high do you think gasoline will get this summer? Will we still have prices in the $3.50 range, or will we be paying a dollar or more extra when the summer rush begins?
Some portions of the country have been hit harder than others. In the Atlanta metro area, gas prices have risen 17 cents in a week.
The oil companies, it seems, are making sure drivers have a big lump of coal in their stockings, at least when they fill up their cars.
Crude oil makes up 63 percent of the cost we pay for a gallon of gasoline.