U.S. gas prices reach 8-month high

by ian


Bad news for summer travel plans as gas prices reached an eight-month-high Thursday.

The national average rose this morning to $3.73 a gallon. That’s a $0.15 hike from a week ago and the highest consumers have seen since November.

Thirteen states are seeing prices at $3.80 or more. In Washington and California gas is just under $5 a gallon.

The rise in prices comes after oil rose by $10 a barrel last month following OPEC production cuts.

GasBuddy recommends filling up as soon as possible, as they expect prices to continue to rise through next week.