You may have noticed the steady rise in gas prices of late. Although this seems to be an ongoing trend in today’s society, the recent spike in prices has many people talking. At the beginning of the year, consumers saw an increase at the pump. Prices continued to rise in February as well, leaving some people concerned.
The recent spike in pricing jumped around 13 to 15 cents per gallon in the United States. There are many factors to consider as to why this happened. The price for crude oil has increased. The price of gas fluctuates directly with the price of crude oil, hence the rise in prices at the pump.