They will rise above $4 a gallon
They will peak just below $4
They'll go to at least $3.75
Doesn't matter. If they get any higher I'm not driving exept for work
44 total votes.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gas prices have risen 15 cents in the past month and officials expect at least another half-dollar rise in the next few months.
The reason, ironically, is an improving economy, said AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady.
While tensions with Iran are definitely part of the equation, Brady said optimism that European countries may have reached a solution to debt issues and that unemployment in America is going down are causing gas prices to go up.
"They take that (news) as a positive sign that demand is going to increase, so prices go up," Brady said. "It's unfortunate because the higher gas prices would definitely hurt the economic recovery."
According to gasbuddy.com, the cheapest gas in Gwinnett was found at the Costco near the Mall of Georgia Monday, at a price of $3.37 a gallon. The high mark of $3.59 was found in several locations, including a Chevron at Lawrenceville-Suwanee and Sawmill Drive in Suwanee.
The average for Georgia was $3.54 Monday, Brady said. It was $3.51 a week ago, and $3.39 a month ago. A year ago, the average price was $3.09 a gallon.
That drastic increase has Brady and others concerned that numbers will continue to rise through the spring and summer travel season.
"At this point there really is no sign of relief. The question is whether we'll hit the $4 mark," Brady said, adding that experts expect that to happen in the spring or summer. "We've started the year off with a consistent increase in prices. We're just not too far off."