AAA says rising gas prices could be linked to last week’s winter weather

AAA says rising gas prices could be linked to last week’s winter weather
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AAA says that the sudden jump in gas prices could be linked to the winter storm that hit the U.S. last week.

Last week’s winter storm forced the shutdown of Gulf Coast and some Midwest refineries.

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Due to that, gasoline stocks have tightened, forcing gas prices to skyrocket.

AAA spokesperson Kara Hitchens says “66% of state averages spiked by double digits (10–22 cents), driving the national average up by 13 cents to $2.63. That is the most expensive national average since October 2019.”

The motor club also says some of Ohio’s gas prices were driven up 20 cents more than usual.

“Motorists can expect these more expensive prices to stick around, but large spikes are likely to subside,” Hitchens said.

In Dayton, the average price of gas is $2.59 a gallon.

To find the cheapest price near you check out our Pump Patrol page.