Gas Prices Continue To Climb

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:18pm

Unrest in Middle East is just one factor in prices at the pump.

Gas prices are climbing, and with the President's Day weekend ahead that's not good news for those looking to get away.

The national average for self-serve regular is $3.16, up three cents from a week ago and up 55-cents compared to a year ago.

Current unrest across the Middle East has put uncertainty in the oil markets, a fear that trickles down to the pump.

The market is also gearing up for the busy spring and summer travel season.

"If gasoline continues to escalate that will certainly effect the driving decisions for many Americans as we approach the spring and summer travel seasons," says AAA's Troy Green.

Driving decisions that for many may already be affected.

"It's really about your level of affluence, what you can afford... for some people $2.50 a gallon would be something that triggers some trepidation," Green says.

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