Motorists are feeling more pain at the pumps
Motorists are feeling more pain at the pumps as gas prices slowly creep up again. While they’re not at the highs we saw last summer, experts say they might not be done rising. According to AAA, diesel prices in Vermont have remained steady in the last month at $5 per gallon and are down more than $1 from their highest recorded price of almost $6.50 in May. The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Vermont is $3.37 now, up 15 cents just since Christmas. But Dan Goodman of AAA Northern New England says it will get worse before it gets better. Goodman says the increase is due to a surge in the amount of activity on the roads at the beginning of December leading into January. He also says refineries were producing less gas at the time. And Vermonters spend more on gas because we drive so much and there is less competition in rural areas. AAA says to save on gas, you should plan your trips, watch your speed and always anticipate road conditions.