Longest streak of gas price increases in over a year
Tampa, FL – Gas prices jumped another 4 cents last week. The current national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.29. Motorists are now paying 26 cents more a gallon since prices hit a low of $2.03 on January 26th.
“It’s common this time of year to see an increase at the pump,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Refineries are conducting their annual spring maintenance, which causes prices to rise due to tightening of supply.” «Read the rest of this article»
3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles
Tampa, FL - Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern U.S. and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.
According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.
Government reduces gas price forecast despite recent increase
Tampa, FL – Gasoline prices shot up 7 cents last week. The current national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.25. Motorists are now paying 19 cents more than they did at the beginning of the month.
“Gasoline prices almost always rise in February,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The rate of increase slowed over the weekend, but motorists should expect more volatility at the pump for the next couple of months.” «Read the rest of this article»
Motorists Recognize Dangers but Do Little to Alter Behaviors says AAA Foundation
Tampa, FL - Too many Americans report that they regularly speed, run red lights, use distracting devices or drive drowsy, despite the fact that one in three have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a crash, according to the AAA Foundation’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index.
The results further indicate that unsafe behaviors persist even though one in five drivers have themselves been involved in a serious crash, and one in ten has been seriously injured in a crash.
52% are more likely to consider driving vs. flying
Tampa, FL – Gas prices are entering the volatile spring season, but motorists are still seeing the cheapest pump prices since May 2009. On average, Americans are saving $22.00 for a full tank of gas compared to when the national average price was at its highest last spring ($3.70). Click here to view current average gas prices in your area.
“Gas prices shot up last week, but are leveling off for now,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline typically rises 30 to 50 cents in the spring. Even if that does happen, AAA does not expect prices to reach $3.00 this year.”
Gas prices in February usually rise 22 cents
Tampa, FL – Motorists saw pump prices jump more than a dime last week. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 12 cents in seven days. The state averages also rose 13 cents in Florida, 10 cents in Georgia, and 12 cents in Tennessee.
“Gas prices increased due to a series of refinery issues in the Midwest and a rise in crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline and oil prices quickly rose mid-week, but stabilized through the weekend.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – The national average price for gasoline rose last week for the first time in four months, snapping the longest streak of declines at the pump on record. The U.S. average for a gallon of regular unleaded declined 123 consecutive days, from September 26th-January 26th, delivering a discount of $1.31 during that period. The average price has risen 2 cents since Tuesday.
“Gasoline prices have finally adjusted to the plunging price of oil,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Wholesale gas prices rose last weekend, resulting in mild increases at the pump.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tow to Go service available now through February 1st
Tampa, FL - Whether you are attending or hosting a Super Bowl party, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. For those going out this weekend, that means having a Designated Driver.
You can also call a cab or stay where you are celebrating.
Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime Friday through Sunday night. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.
Pump prices expected to fall again this week
Tampa, FL – The average price for gasoline in Georgia fell below $2.00 a gallon last week for the first time since May 2009. Georgia became the 29th state to slip below the $2.00 threshold on Friday. Florida’s average price was 8 cents above $2.00 on Sunday, but should drop below $2.00 within the next month.
“The gas price plunge is directly connected to declining global crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Like pump prices, crude oil prices have posted multi-year lows due to global supply outpacing demand, which has kept downward pressure on the price of crude and ultimately meant hefty discounts in retail gasoline for U.S. drivers. The price of oil dipped again last week, meaning motorists could see even more discounts at the pump in the coming days.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Gas prices fell another 7 cents last week as the national average settled at $2.07, moving closer to $2.00 a gallon. If it happens, this would be the first time the national average was under $2.00 in nearly six years (March 2009).
“The national average could be $2.00 or less by this time next week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline has been falling at a rate of about 1-cent a day and that trend is likely to continue in the next seven days.” «Read the rest of this article»
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