With gas prices skyrocketing, local residents considering changes to driving routines

According to the American Automobile Association on Sunday, the national average price for regular gasoline climbed to $4.01 a gallon, leaving some to wonder what is causing these rising prices.

Gas prices across the country are climbing at an alarming rate, and some people say it might be time to reconsider driving places.

“I told a friend we are going to have to go back to bicycles,” said Julian Igarza. “You know, start to take public transportation. When the price of oil shoots you significantly like it has, that is going to hit you in the wallet.”

According to the American Automobile Association on Sunday, the national average price for regular gasoline climbed to $4.01 a gallon, leaving some to wonder what is causing these rising prices.

One man at a local gas station paid more than $60 to fill up his car.

At several stations in Broward County, gas was $3.99 for regular and almost $5 for diesel.

“I’m pretty surprised,” Igarza said. “I think that two weeks ago when I filled up the last time, it was like close to $4. Now, it’s an extra dollar per gallon.”

In California, prices rose to $5.29 a gallon.

It’s been more than a decade since oil prices like this dug a hole in the pockets of drivers, with prices soaring 28 cents a gallon in the last three days and 46 cents since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine 10 days ago.


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Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.