Record Breaking: Gas prices top $5 a gallon nationwide for the first time ever

AAA says gas prices have been rising steadily for the past eight weeks and this latest surge marks the 15th straight day of record-high prices.

News 12 Staff

Jun 13, 2022, 10:17 AM

Updated 715 days ago

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For the first ever, a gallon of regular gas now costs an average of $5 nationwide, and drivers are struggling harder than ever to pay.
AAA says gas prices have been rising steadily for the past eight weeks and this latest surge marks the 15th straight day of record-high prices.
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Even though state and county officials suspended the gas taxes, energy experts say these prices will continue to climb.
AAA says the following tips might help you save a little at the pump:
  • Wait until your gas gauge gets to a quarter tank before filling up in warmer weather. Your car gets better gas mileage with a lighter load, so they say keeping the tank full can waste money.
  • Avoid filling up right before a holiday or weekend when gas prices tend to be higher.
  • Plan ahead, try to map out a route and combine running errands to help limit your drive time.
  • If you are an aggressive drivers, and have a heavy foot on the gas - learn to back off. AAA says you're burning more fuel.
  • It's also important to shop around. Look for the cheapest prices near your home or work.
  • Think about carpooling, even if it's a trip to the grocery store. Maybe you and your neighbors go at the same time.
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