Spring Gas Prices Rising toward $4 a Gallon: Steps to Save Money

Spring gas price increase
Spring is in the air, but that also brings about the unwelcome news that gasoline prices are making their annual Spring climb toward the $4.00 a gallon mark. While this is happening all over the country, those in California are currently experiencing an especially painful spike in prices this week.

Currently, the average gallon of gasoline in the nation as $3.55 a gallon. This is an increase from the 2013 low of roughly $3.18 a gallon. While this increase is painful for everybody across the nation, those in California are dealing with an average price of $4.01 a gallon, which is about a $.35 price increase since the middle of March. The city of San Francisco has prices around $4.07 a gallon

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20 Responses to Spring Gas Prices Rising toward $4 a Gallon: Steps to Save Money

  1. dave says:

    This happens every year around this time. As summer nears, gas prices will rise because more people will be driving and the gas companies can make more money raising their prices.

  2. thecrud says:

    Time to stall the economy.

    Were not far from people losing the job because you cant afford to drive to work.

    And rent prices are so high you cant move closer.

    Guess the freeway overpass is going to look like Patrick stars rock.
    Who are you people.

    5 people renting a 4 bedroom house will soon be 10.

  3. adam says:

    This is pathetic. I’m seriously considering using 4 dollars a gallon on gas to set myself on fire with before running into a public square packed full of people. Our government is one giant criminal. Bush and Obama have sex with each other.

  4. JP says:

    The reason gas prices are higher is because government continues to apply more taxes to a gallon of gas. In addition, government allows oil and gas companies to raise prices to make their billions as we continue to try to make ends meet. Not everyone has the ability to drive less, ride share, and avoid rush hour. They continue to make the excuses every year but make no attempt to improve any of the issues.

  5. rita says:

    Do gas companies think we are stupid? People, just stop shopping for one week a month. Hit them where it hurts! Watch how fast prices come down.

  6. Steve says:

    There are better ways to save money. Walk. Ride a bike. Get either an electric car or a plug in hybrid. Reduce your commute by living closer to work. Encourage development of local shopping and farmers markets. Mother Earth needs us to become a different species when it comes to using energy. By the way plug in hybrids can get the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon of gasoline and all electrics are zero emission at the tailpipe.

  7. rita says:

    I agree: stall the economy! Sick of big businesses stealing our money!

  8. John Peachey says:

    Absolutely disgusting. Our government suks. Wonder how they wood feel if we all actually stuck together like other countries that r fed up with their leadership and take to the streets. China Egypt Israel. They go crazy when their government even thinks about screwing with them. But we Americans are so understanding bout everyones differences. HOW BOUT EVERYONES LIKES!!!!! TAXES RAPING AT THE FUEL PUMP AND CORRUPTION THRU OUR ENTIRE GOVERNMENT FROM CITY GOVENERS TO STATE REPRESENTATIVES TO FEDERAL POSITIONS. bout time for us to make a statement. Enough is enough. U raise our gas prices every spring……… we burn down 10 senators houses. U raise our taxes year after year we destroy a governor house. Wake up america. They won’t stop till someone is bleeding. Blood is the only thing that makes people of this country even blink anymore. Let’s take back control of OUR GOVERNMENT. IF U HAVE KIDS JUST THINK BOUT 20 YRS FROM NOW . U MAY B UPPERCLASS NOW BUT UR KIDS WILL SELL CRACK FOR GAS TO GO TO WORK!!!!! WTF….WAKE UP AMERICA WAKE UP. MARCH ON DC AND DONT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER. IT IS PASSED DUE

  9. Excuses says:

    Government squeezing every last penny from all of us. Always an excuse for an extra tax or add on fee no mater how much iT rains there’s not enough water up goes your bill PGE was allowed to put up its prices to pay for damages in San Bruno that will never go down again. Soon

  10. adam says:

    They edited what I really said here. Typical. How much is it to use freedom of speech?

  11. Will says:

    I spend about $5 a week on gas. Go scooter or moped!

  12. John says:

    Problems start when the government applies additional taxes to the electric cars and hybrids because they don’t pay their fair share in gasoline taxes. Many states are doing this. Some states even have excise taxes for bicycles over $500.

    There is no winning if you need to get from point A to point B unless you walk, then they’ll tax you for CO2 production when you exhale.

  13. daytongarmin says:

    It figures that the price of gas rises just when I need to buy some. I have used almost one gallon of gas in my Volt since Thanksgiving.
    I should also thank many of you who contributed to my $7500 tax credit for last year. If gas goes to $5.00 a gallon I might just decide to not buy any more gas until the price comes down.

  14. Pamela says:

    We got your point though, Adam. Thank you.

  15. jeffrey says:

    We consider ourselves a family friendly website — feel free to comment as long as you keep it family friendly.

  16. seana says:

    I agree. They are raping us at the gas pumps and in all facets of our lives. This government and economy needs to recycle. Its past due. The problem is the unmotivated americans who would rather have peace than get off their tushies eating fritos, cheetos, nachos, and sucking down their 8 gallon soda while watching nonstop football and basketball after they come back from their job where they tried to do the least amount of work possible while texting/emailing pics and talking about justin bieber’s rehab.
    Hmm wonder why our country is in the dump and only getting dumpier and dumpier…..hmm what other ways can companies and pop culture drug us up from reality? Just think the companies are thinking up more ways to do just that irght now! Scary! and the people will still be laying around not listening. Well you get the country you deserve then.

  17. Earl Richards says:

    To avoid the gasoline price rip-off, plug your Tesla S electric car into your household, solar array.

  18. Holly says:

    Metro chicago broke the $4 ‘barrier’ this past weekend. Most of my local stations are now $4.09. Glad I am retired and can cut my driving down even more. Sorry merchants, I cannot afford to shop at your stores, feed my car AND feed myself.

  19. Jay in Austin says:

    Glad somebody’s getting paid to write articles about … about … sunshine … changing seasons … about driving patterns … you know … about anything and everything EXCEPT NEWS !!!

  20. Wc19805 says:

    Then they would need meters that measure the amount of co2. I guess tax payers would pay for that too.:-)

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