Gas prices go up and down every year.
Call it a sign of spring.
“If the price went to $3 a gallon we’d still we’d still be buying gas – we wouldn’t like it,” said Roger Bernier, a local driver.
No matter what, you have to put fuel in your car or truck and warmer weather brings higher gas prices.
“You just have to go along with whatever it is you have to buy gas,” said Bernier.
According to GasBuddy, the average price of regular gas has gone up .32 cents a gallon in Springfield since February. You’ll see prices keep rising as gas companies switch over to their summer gas as mandated by the EPA.
This reformulated gas burns cleaner but costs more for fuel companies to produce. So you’ll see those production costs coming out of your pocket.
“It won’t affect the driving cause I gotta go to and from work it just cuts down on how much money that I make per week,” said Richard Tomolillo, another local driver.
The reformulated gas is only required through September, when, hopefully, you’ll see gas prices going back down.