Fill Up Now: Gas Prices Expected to Surge


The price of a gallon of the grades of gasoline is displayed on the pump at a Conoco station Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, in Copper Mountain, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(AURN News) — Inflation-weary consumers are bracing for another financial hit as GasBuddy, a leading fuel price tracking platform, warns of an imminent surge in gas prices. According to GasBuddy’s predictions, gas prices are set to skyrocket over the next couple of days, with increases ranging from 50 cents to one dollar per gallon.

The impending price hike is expected to hit several states hard, including Oklahoma, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Kansas. GasBuddy attributes this sudden spike to a refinery outage. In a press release issued this week, GasBuddy urged consumers to take immediate action by filling up their tanks now to avoid the impending surge in prices. 

In recent months, increasing inflation rates have been a cause for concern among consumers across the country. The strain on household budgets has become more palpable as prices for essential goods and services continue to climb.

While GasBuddy’s forecast focuses on specific regions, it serves as a broader indicator of the ongoing volatility in the energy market. Factors such as supply disruptions, geopolitical tensions, and fluctuating oil prices can all contribute to sudden price spikes at the pump. 

The big takeaway? Fill up now to save.

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