While weather forecasters may be predicting sunny and hot summer days, AAA is predicting that the driving season over the summer months will be a bit costly.
AAA’s forecasters expect to see gas prices rise toward the end of February or the beginning of March, according to Jana L. Tidwell, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, writes Donna Rovins in The Times Herald.
“Motorists can expect to pay as much as 25 to 35 cents more per gallon,” she said. That would put the average price of gas across Pennsylvania above $3 a gallon.
Several factors are driving the predicted cost of driving up — including Hurricane Harvey’s impact on refineries.
“Any time there is any effect to refining and production, we’ll see an uptick in gas prices,” Tidwell said.
If the projections hold true, AAA’s experts forecast that drivers across Pennsylvania and the country will be paying the highest gas prices since 2014 — but not as high as Pennsylvania’s peak price for that year — $3.81.
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