AAA: Gas Prices Expected To Rise Through May

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

There may be an end in sight for the current skyrocketing gas prices, but likely not soon enough to ease the pain drivers are feeling in their wallets.

AAA says it expects gas prices to rise through mid-May. We're currently heading into spring with the highest prices ever to start the season.

In just the last week alone, gas prices have risen more than 13 cents in Colorado Springs, though at an average of $3.57, prices remain well below the national average of $3.81. Though it's likely of little solace to Colorado drivers, prices in the state are lower than anywhere else in the country outside of Wyoming.

South Carolina, New Mexico and Utah round out the five states with the nation's lowest gas prices.

Fort Collins and Denver currently have the lowest prices of Colorado cities, at $3.53 and $3.54 respectively.


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  • by Tom Metcalf Location: Camden, NY on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:30 AM
    Who has the gun to the head of the news media in regards to oil consumption in this counntry?? This winter alone for fuel used should had an effect on oil prices? Forget imported oil, look what they? are making on oil in this country and look whois paying for it? Nobody ever say"s anythingabout They? Why??
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      by J on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:11 PM in reply to Tom Metcalf
      You need to get off the drugs or on your meds before posting...
  • by Springs Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:21 AM
    Let gas go through the roof if the end result is getting the boy from kenya out of the WH. He has declared war against this country and business.
  • by Chuck Location: Monument on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:11 AM
    All I can say is that there is nothing you can do to stop the rising prices of gasoline. What you can do is to limit your driving and let go of a lot of luxuries such as going out to eat, etc. to offset the higher fuel prices. The high prices is what started this whole economic downturn in the first place. Here we go again, only worse this time!
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      by J on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM in reply to Chuck
      The economic downturn was largely caused by the mortgage industry, but I don't want to pick nits. You're right -- people should take more personal responsibility for their own gas bills. Drive smaller cars. Drive less. Spend less on other electives. Complaining solves nothing.
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        by LedHed on Mar 19, 2012 at 01:53 PM in reply to J
        You're right "J", here and in your posting below. Personal accountability is paramount here, regardless of what (or who) drives the market.
  • by JC Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:06 AM
    Gouge, Baby, Gouge! And what choice do we have other than to let them beat their previous records of Amazing profits. The greed of the oil industry is the root of most Evil. Distroying the environment, hosing us at the pumps, and preventing the industrialization of the electric car; that just names a few...Big Oil: Evil Beast!
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      by LedHed on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:21 AM in reply to JC
      Here we go again bemoaning "Big Oil" and yet, when Apple, AT&T or other privately-owned companies rake in record profits, no one complains. Energy companies may make immense profits, but that's what they're in business to do (capitalism, get it?), their R&D expenditures are astronomical, and at least they provide an essential service/product: Q: Which do you need more, your car or your iPod or a similar device?
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        by Harv on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:43 AM in reply to LedHed
        You don't "need" an Apple, ATT, or many other products to get to work. You DO need gas (oil) to do so. We don't have a choice there.
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          by LedHed on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM in reply to Harv
          Not true, alternative transportation options abound: mass transit, carpooling, bicycling, etc. I agree that the price hikes hurt consumers (myself included), but do people really takes the steps needed to adjust their driving habits and scale back consumption? Admittedly, I don't do all I can, so when I feel "pump pain", I have no one to blame but myself, which is far more sensible than demonizing energy producers.
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          by J on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM in reply to Harv
          Absolutely right, LedHed. People complain so loudly about gas prices, but we don't see them taking the bus, or riding a bike. We *DO* see them driving their big trucks and SUV's around in circles in the grocery store parking lot searching for a spot 10 feet closer. I have no sympathy.
  • by Arctic Warrior Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 19, 2012 at 07:31 AM
    In just the last week alone, gas prices have risen more than 13 cents in Colorado Springs...someone needs to check their facts! Gas prices here have risen far more than 13 cents in the last week!!
  • by Obama on Mar 19, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    remember, there is no "silver bullet". Just keep paying these high prices till I work out this algae thing...it will only take another 10-15 years...maybe, well IF someone was actually trying to figure it out.
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      by furthermore on Mar 19, 2012 at 05:53 AM in reply to Obama
      as long as loonies keep speculating higher prices they will appear...higher prices that is. do you( oil companies ) mean to say you can speculate shortages and then higher prices. if possible maybe they could speculate on something positive. the lies about energy availability are matched only by the frequency of the movement of our political leaders, fire em all and when possible avoid gas purchases.
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      by Bill J on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:13 AM in reply to Obama
      I don't blame you, Mr. President. Your predecessor has sleeps with the Oil Industry. His job was to ruin the country, leaving you with the mess. However, I’m not saying that I don’t think you’re a lying sellout too, just not directly to blame for this one. It’s election year; if you had any way of lowering gas prices, you would. Big Oil is raising them to hurt your eligibility, because if there’s one thing the oil companies want the most, it’s a Republican in the White House!
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        by no difference on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:17 AM in reply to Bill J
        wont matter which party is in office ...greed knows no face, color or otherwise. for the working guy a loaf of bread costs $3.00..for the oil mongers it's still $3.00 ...but they own the bakery
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        by LedHed on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:49 AM in reply to Bill J
        Wow, you must've kept drinking after St. Patrick's, and might wanna put down the whiskey and take a nap. I'm sure Dubya's intent was to destroy our economy/nation while in office, so that he could pass the debris to BO to undermine his credibility (news flash: BO can damage his own reputation just fine, thank you). He (Dubya) wasn't the brightest CIC we've had, but at least he didn't resort to class warfare to push his agenda. Nice typo too ("has sleeps with"?)
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