Gas Prices Jump Nearly 40 Cents

by WHIZ Reporter on June 6, 2012 at 6:32 am

Gas prices are up nearly 40 cents locally in the last 24 hours.

According to, the average price for regular gas has been falling since May 23rd, when the price peaked at $3.75 per gallon.

On Monday, gas could be seen around $3.20.

Tuesday afternoon gas prices jumped to $3.60 cents per gallon.

Wednesday, gas was $3.65 at the B.P. station on Maple Avenue before dropping to $3.58.

Motorist Paul Cyper said he is baffled by how the same gasoline can cost more just one day later.

"Well basically i think people know that they’re ripping us off because whoever they paid wholesale price for the gas that’s in this tank right now did not go up 40 cents. So they know they got us," said Cyper.

Cyper, who is from the New Philadelphia area was returning from a trip to Dayton and said he has to keep a close eye on how much money he spends on long trips.

"You got to cut back on most of your travel and I think I just read yesterday Wall Street [Journal] or somewhere that 62 straight weeks that consumption has gone down, so that’s good, people will just quit driving," added Cyper.

Other motorists who declined to speak on camera say they’re outraged by the recent gas spike.

According to AAA, the current national average price for gas is $3.56 per gallon.