AAA’s February 18 survey of prices found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.74 per gallon nationally and $3.77 in Pennsylvania, and this could keep going up. AAA expects prices to peak around the first week of April or May. Prices should dip over the summer and then begin to go up again as companies switch back to a winter blend.
The rising gas prices have many people reacting. “I work in the hospital and I go to work almost everyday so to me, I just paid $66.00 to fuel my tank which is not going to last for more than a week. We need it to come down as much as we can. On an average week I spend at least 120 dollars,” said Madu Gabriel from York. “I try not to use my SUV a lot of times actually I have an old Camry so we try to use the Camry instead of using this.”
A lot of people are flocking to car lots to save money on gas. “As the gas prices go up we’re having a lot of people coming to dealerships looking for better fuel-efficient vehicles just to save overall cost of driving everyday,” said Toyota of York Sales Consultant Felix Edem. “You’re basically dragging quite a bit of your fuel resources into running the accessories. So a lot of people are looking for newer vehicles with newer warranties so they don’t have to maintain these cars as much as the other cars.”