Written by: Alyssa Rivas and Alana Crosby
As reported by CNBC, gas prices are at a seven-year high and are predicted to continue rising. Michelle Toro, Collegedale assistant city manager and CFO, said she does not expect the gas prices to fall in the near future.
Prices continue to skyrocket, although at a slower rate than the last few weeks, according to data from AAA. According to an article published by CBS8 in San Diego, California, the national average for regular-grade fuel is $3.39 per gallon.
Many have turned to the city, wondering why prices are continuing to rise.
“There are many reasons for the rising prices, [including] high demand and low supply,” Toro said. “My tips for saving money on gas would be to carpool, walk or ride a bike when you can. There are also many apps that can help locate the least expensive gas in the area. Unfortunately, I don’t believe gas prices are going to lower any time soon.”
Five tips on saving gas from the Department of Energy and CNBC
- Drive gently
Avoid accelerating quickly and speeding.
- Shop around for good prices
A few pennies can go a long way.
- Download an app
Check out apps like GasBuddy and Gas Guru.
- Reduce idling time
Shut the engine off if the vehicle will be parked for more than ten seconds.
- Avoid carrying heavy loads
This can increase gas costs by up to 0.3%.