SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Gas prices continue to rise as the summer driving season is upon us. The average price of a gallon of gas in greater Springfield is $3.50 per gallon, which is about nine cents more than one month ago, but 11 cents less than we were paying at this time last year.
Still, the prices are too high for some drivers, who are cutting back on their travel plans this year. George Pigabroadt of Broad Brook, Connecticut told 22News that he used to drive a lot more in the days of cheaper gas.
"We used to drive to Florida, we'd go over to New York state a lot, but this year, we're staying put. It costs too much money," he said.
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Gas prices tend to be higher during the summer months due to increased demand, and the need to use more expensive summer-blend gasoline.