Drivers see highest gas prices in years

Published: Apr. 30, 2018 at 7:16 PM EDT
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By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News

April 30, 2018

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Drivers around the nation are noticing it takes more out of their pockets to fill their tanks, and some gas price experts are saying those high prices are here to stay.

On Monday, the national average was $2.81 per gallon, the highest the national average has been in four years. Around Valdosta, the prices were slightly lower, around $2.74.

Many drivers traveling through South Georgia said they are still ready to hit the road, but others said their summer travel plans are hitting the brakes.

"We kind of stay in one place a little bit longer than usual, try and see if they're going to go down and then from there, plan a route," said traveler Robert Wagner. "[Traveling] is a little bit tougher, you try and do 68 instead of the 70, try and keep it under."

Tom Rossetti is from South Florida and said the high prices are slowing him down.

"This stage of my life, not anymore. Maybe when I was younger, but not anymore," Rossetti said.

According to Gas Buddy analysis, prices are expected to level off in June, but drivers can still expect one of the most expensive summers at the pump in the last few years.