An average cost of $5.30 to $5.35 per gallon is the ultimate tipping point that sees a majority of Americans cutting back on spending.
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.
The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is $3.39, a gain of almost 3.5 cents over the last two weeks.
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.