snow storms in the Northeast and better than expected growth in China have kept
on fuel prices up, according to the AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
the transition to summer blend fuel and refinery maintenance pushed oil and gas
prices higher just in the past few weeks. The fuel report expects gas prices to
increase into April.
national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.58, 7 cents more
than last week. Georgia's average of $3.47 rose 2 cents from last week,
according to AAA.
year, gas prices peaked in April, but trended downward through the summer. Expect
this year to be similar, but with lower gas prices overall, barring anything
that would have a major impact on fuel supplies.
prices are still forecast to peak in April, so it's likely motorists will see
pump prices steadily increase during the next couple of months," said
Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group, in a statement.
"However, the national average is not expected to exceed $4 a gallon this
year for regular unleaded gasoline."