Drivers at the start of the work week can expect an upswing trend in gas prices this week.
GasBuddy.com report reveals gas prices are averaging $3.45 per gallon at the start of the week. That's about a 14 cent increase from the previous week.
The previous week showed a shift in prices, a 16 percent dip. By mid-work week, drivers saw in some gas stations about a 10 to 20 cent spike. A senior analyst said as the seasons transition, consumers typically experience a price relief.
"Americans are now shelling out $50 million less per day than they were last year when pump prices averaged 13-cents more per gallon," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Most states are seeing their average below last year, and as summer slowly fades, gasoline prices may as well in many communities. Cooler weather typically brings relief as demand declines and discretionary travel ebbs. I expect that pump prices may drift lower over the next few days, much focus remains on the tropics," DeHaan said.
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