7/29/2013 11:28 PM
by Tim Studebaker
OAK HILL - With the summer travel season continuing, gas prices have been on the minds of drivers.
The average gas prices in West Virginia, as well as nationwide, are higher than they were one month ago, and higher than they were at this time last year. People are looking for ways to save, and in some cases, ways to cut back on their gas usage. Some even say they've had to cancel weekend plans because gas prices were simply too high. They also say that when they travel out of state, they fill up if the gas is cheaper. Customers also say rewards programs play a role when deciding which gas station they will go to.
"I mean, gas prices have been jumping back and forth for 8 years or so, and I guess we've all kind of gotten used to it," said Steven Wright of Oak Hill.
"I think it's pretty high. I've got all this running to do. I'm a stay at home mom right now. I've got three boys in football, so I'm running from Page up to here every day, sometimes twice a day, and it's putting a pretty big dent in our checkbook," said Shelli Wilfong of Page.
The average price for a gallon of gas in West Virginia is $3.62. That's up $0.10 from a month ago and up $0.13 from a year ago. The U.S. average is $3.65, which is $0.14 more than last month and $0.15 more than last year. South Carolina has the cheapest average price in the nation at $3.29.