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AAA: Gas prices set to surge this summer

National Average could peak at $2.70 a gallon
AAA: Gas prices set to surge this summer
Posted at 12:02 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 00:02:23-04

Gas prices are set to surge this summer, according to A.A.A.

The company is predicting the national average for a gallon of regular to jump by 40-cents this summer, peaking near $2.70 per gallon.  The current national average is $2.28 per gallon.

Experts say drivers will start to see the increase in April as crews wrap-up spring maintenance and finish the switchover to summer-blend gasoline. 

As a result of the expected price hike, more than 70% of consumers say they will make changes to conserve gas.  Here are the top five changes, according to A.A.A.

  • Combining errands or trips
  • Driving less
  • Reducing shopping or dining out
  • Delaying major purchases
  • Carpooling

Here in western new york, drivers are currently paying an average $2.39 for a gallon of regular. 

To check out the A.A.A. Fuel Gauge, click here.