Gas Prices Surge Past $3 a Gallon as Summer Travel Season Begins, Oil Production Playing Catch Up

Gas Prices Surge Past $3 a Gallon as Summer Travel Season Begins, Oil Production Playing Catch Up


As the coronavirus pandemic ends and the summer travel season begins, consumers face gas prices surging past $3 a gallon for regular unleaded. Experts say high demand from people eager to get on the road again and oil production increases cause the highest gas prices since 2014.

According to AAA, the current average price is $3.045 a gallon for regular unleaded nationwide. That national average is up 14.3 cents per gallon from a week ago and $1.06 higher than a year ago.

Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, released a statement on gas prices.

“With the summer driving season now officially begun, gas prices have clung to a $3 per gallon average on continued strong demand as Americans take to the roads amidst a continued economic recovery,” De Haan said. “Through Sunday, U.S. gasoline demand was very strong over the weekend, with Friday and

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