Gas Prices Just Keep Climbing

It is a question many are wondering...what's the deal with the gas prices?

It is a question many are wondering...what's the deal with the gas prices.

Gas prices are at their highest levels in more than two years.  Triple-A says the national average for a gallon of regular is $3.10.  That's about 12 cents more than a month ago and 35 cents more than a year ago. 

If the ever increasing cost of gas isn't frustrating enough, add in trying to figure out why prices vary so much from location to location or town to town.

I saw prices Tuesday as high as $3.15 in Greenville and as low as $2.96 in Washington.  I have done many stories on the reasons why this retailer even candidly told me it's pretty much a game of watching what the guy down the street does, then you do it.  Nevertheless, it seems maddening for most people.

As far as why gas prices are rising...well, there are many reasons.  But here's one certainty, it is already impacting the economy.  Economists say consumers are pulling back on things like movies and dinner and other discretionary spending because of rising prices at the pumps.

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  • by Rusty Shackelford Location: Pitt County on Jan 24, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    I got gas this morning at Sheetz on Hwy 33. It was $3.15 per gallon, with my Sheetz card I paid $3.12. Still about $2.00 per gallon higher than it ought to be! I really don't see the economy recovering until gas prices come down and stay down.
  • by CW Location: 27858 on Jan 19, 2011 at 04:30 AM
    the goverment is already hiting us with the lightbill tax now they raising the price off gas. how can anyone really aford to go anywhere.

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