Average gas prices reached an all-time U.S. high Tuesday, touching $3.40 per gallon. San Francisco and Tulsa are the nation’s bookends at $3.94 per gallon and $3.11 per gallon, respectively.
But before you wonder if relief is coming to your family budget, remember that “rising gas prices” is a conversation we have every April.
Using data from gasbuddy.com and looking back to 2004, we can see that gas prices tend to rise during the Spring season.
If the pattern holds, we’ll should see another 10 percent increase at the pump before gas prices settle back down over the summer and fall months.