I’ve been doing a lot of driving in recent weeks, back and forth from the north eastern tip of Maine to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border, and I have one more trip scheduled for the end of this week. Sadly, I have noticed as I have been logging a lot of miles on my frequent trips that gas prices are on the rise again.
AP News reports:
The price of gasoline in the U.S. jumped 25 cents a gallon during the past three weeks, but remains well below prices from a year ago.
The average price of regular gas across the nation on Friday was $2.30 a gallon. Up from $2.05 a gallon, on April 24, but still $1.49 a gallon “cheaper than at this time last year.”
The price increase comes just in time to make summer plans for struggling families, just a little more costly, in the midst of the recession.