YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN)– If you’re looking forward to spring, you can also expect to be looking at higher gas prices.
According to AAA, gas prices will increase in the upcoming weeks.
Oil analyst say the price of crude oil has gone up to 8 percent over the past month, to a hundred dollars a barrel.
The national average price has increased for seven straight days, to $3.34 a gallon — the highest it’s been since October.
Here in the Valley, the average for regular gas is around $3.30 a gallon.
“They’re outrageous. It’s expensive. Especially for people that drive larger vehicles, and especially for the people that don’t have jobs and can’t afford it. I think they need to lower it a little bit,” said Matthew Winters, of Hartford.
Right now California, Connecticut and New York drivers are paying the highest prices, at an average of $3.65 or more.