Fuel Gauge Report
April 4, 2012
While gas prices across the nation continue to rise, the rate of increase has begun to slow. Bristol even reported a dip in prices this week. All other Fuel Gauge cities reported averages increasing less than a cent to more than six cents. Expected tight supply because of refinery closures continues to put upward pressure on gas prices in the U.S. This comes despite indications earlier this week that northeastern refineries may not be as restrained as previously thought. Ten states and D.C. continue to pay an average price above $4 per gallon while Wyoming and Montana round out the lowest prices in the nation. But, Wyoming’s and Montana’s averages ($3.57 and $3.70 respectively) continue to rise faster than the national average. Tennessee’s state-wide average sits at $3.77 today.
For the best efficiency drivers should make sure their cars are in good shape, reduce excess weight in the car, use the most fuel efficient vehicle possible, and combine trips to reduce gasoline use. Other options are to take public transit where possible or ride a bike. Other suggestions are in AAA’s Gas Watcher’s Guide, free at AAA offices, and on the web at www.aaaet.com.
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