WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Gas prices are trending up in West Virginia after a downward trend that lasted most of the winter.
Historically, prices tend to increase as spring draws nearer.
The reason? Increased demand and a transition to summer gasoline.
Analysts at GasBuddy say that any drop in prices will be a short-term anomaly, and the long-term trend stretching into the summer will lean towards an increase.
“A majority of states again saw average gasoline prices rise over the last week, pushed slightly higher by oil prices that had risen to multi-month highs. While most states saw price increases, they were somewhat tame, though the trend will likely begin to accelerate towards the end of the month. For now, the most common gas price in the U.S. remains $2.99 per gallon, but its days are numbered,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
The average gas price throughout West Virginia is $2.99.