Gas prices on the rise

Gabe Thomas

After almost a year of falling gas prices, prices have began to take a slight jump.

According to NPR the national average of a price of gas has jumped 10 cents in a week from $1.70 and $1.80. The price of gas is rising in Georgia according to GasBuddy.com, but is still below average at $1.73.

The rise in gas prices has a lot to do with the change in seasons. As springtime gets here, closer gas prices rise for a variety of reasons. One is the government oil regulation that requires companies to use a more expensive blend of gasoline to reduce smog.

Gas prices also rise in the spring time due to demand. As spring time arrives, there are more people traveling on road trips as spring break trips and summer vacations begin to take place.

As gas prices begin to rise in Statesboro, here are the 5 cheapest locations according to GasBuddy.com.

Zip N Go $1.59 1803 Chandler Road & Olympic Boulevard

Valero $1.62 56 Northside Dr W & W Parrish St

Allen’s Food Mart $1.62 218 N Main St & Northside Dr E

Enmarket $1.63 604 Northside Dr E & Lester Rd

Murphy USA $1.63 728 Northside Dr E near Buckhead Dr

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/02/468932009/gas-prices-pop-up-despite-historic-supplies-of-oil-blame-spring

http://www.gasbuddy.com/