Syracuse (WSYR-TV/AP) – The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Central New York is up to $3.91 a gallon.
That’s an increase of 28 cents in the past month, according to GasBuddy.com. The national average is up 42 cents in a month.
Oil analyst Patrick DeHaan, with GasBuddy.com, says the reason, as usual, is the rising price of oil.
DeHaan says he's surprised to see the price jump so high in February when demand is normally low, and he's now concerned about what might happen next month.
DeHaan explains, "Traditionally gas prices rise anywhere from 40 to 60 cents a gallon in late March through early May." He says if that happens this year "it will easily send the national average over $4.00 a gallon."