Drivers saw gas prices creep up last week

The national average for a gallon of gasoline is $3.34, seven cents higher than it was last Monday. In Hall County, the increase amounted to eight cents to $3.18 for a gallon of regular unleaded and the statewide average rose seven cents to $3.20. The upward trend is likely to continue as travelers start heading out of town for Spring Break, according to AAA. 

“We’re entering Spring Break season, and historically, March and April bring higher gas prices as demand rises,” said spokesman Aixa Diaz. “With milder temperatures come more road trips, and this time of year tends to be a precursor to the summer driving season.”

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.2 to 8.47 million b/d last week.

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