Forecasters say gas prices are set to soar
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Seattle Times
As spring approaches, gasoline prices will rise.
Bet on it.
Fuel prices always rise this time of year. During 18 of the past 20 years, the retail price of gasoline in the United States has been higher in April than it was in January, U.S. Energy Information Administration figures show.
The national average price per gallon Thursday was $2.343, up from $2.033 a month ago, according to AAA. In AAA’s Seattle-Bellevue-Everett survey, the average was $2.643, up from $2.325 a month ago.
“It’s one of the more reliable seasonal tendencies in commodities,” said Jim Ritterbusch, who is president of Ritterbusch and Associates, an oil-market advisory firm in Chicago. He has followed energy markets for more than 30 years.
But this year, the gasoline market is a mess, according to the folks at gas
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