Gas prices expected to rise throughout the year

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Back in the high life again at gas pump

Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for the Oil Price Information Service, believes the average price for a gallon of regular gas could rise by as much as 50 cents between the dead of winter and the spring/summer driving season thanks to increased demand and refinery maintenance that was put off a year ago due to Hurricane Harvey in the southern portion of the country.

The New York state average is $2.64, up 2 cents from last week.

Gas prices have ticked up two cents per gallon in Rhode Island. However, it should be noted that the liquid fuel tax was only increased by a total of 4 cents a gallon. West Texas Intermediate crude settled at a four-year high above $62 a barrel last week as global supply levels tightened. Then the reality of low winter demand pushes them lower for the next month or two.

AAA Northeast said gas prices are up two cents in Rhode Island and up five cents in MA.

The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report measures gasoline demand at a strong 9.5 million b/d, which is typical of the holiday season. "Unfortunately, springtime is a springboard for prices at the pump, and we may see a 40 to 50 cent jump by the summer". This phenomenon is normal this time of year, and usually leads to lower gas prices in January and February, AAA said.

After getting hit with higher prices associated with severe hurricanes, MA drivers are not getting the benefit of the usual January dip in gas prices, AAA Northeast said Monday.

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