GasBuddy report: Gas prices expected to surge to nearly $3 this spring
(WBTV) - GasBuddy’s newest fuel outlook suggests that gas prices could hit a national average cost of $3 per gallon this spring.
GasBuddy is a tech company that focuses on finding fuel prices for more than 100,000 gas stations nationwide.
The company is predicting that 2019 will feature a yearly national average of $2.70 per gallon.
That average represents a 3 cent drop versus 2018, but the company warns that the national average could surge to over $3 per gallon as soon as May.
GasBuddy’s 2019 Fuel Price Outlook predicts that the national average is forecast to rise as much as $1 per gallon from a low in January to a possible peak in May.
The report states that more than 90 percent of the country’s largest metropolitan areas are at risk for seeing average prices hit $3 per gallon.
Those areas include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
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