Growing crude oil prices could signal higher gas prices toward the end of 2018.
Some 32 states are featuring lower gas prices or at least stable pump prices this week.
AAA reported that the national average price of gas remains at $2.85 for the third consecutive week. Gas prices are trending one-cent higher than last month and only 27-cents higher than this time last year. However, even as the national average price of gas has remained stable in the month of September, crude oil prices grew in the last week.
“Crude oil prices pushed past $70/bbl for three days last week,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “If they trend above this level for a sustained amount of time, we could see a trend reversal in pump prices meaning it may cost more to fill-up as we get closer to the end of the year.”
Alabama ($2.53) and Mississippi ($2.53) have the least expensive gas in the country. Delaware (-8 cents) and Kentucky (+6 cents) saw the biggest weekly gas price changes. Hawaii ($3.78) and California ($3.65) have the most expensive gas.