Gas Prices Up 23% Since December

Posted on February 16, 2012

There have been subtle signs the economy is starting to improve. The economy added over 240,000 jobs in January. Unfortunately, rising gas prices are just the thing that can quickly halt any economic improvement. Gas prices are up over 20% since December and the summer driving season has not yet begun. The AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report says prices have jumped 14 cents in the past month. The current national average price of $3.523 is about 40 cents higher than this time last year. Take a look: