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 happens...one 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.