Gas prices back on the rise in 2023

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- Gas prices are back on the rise after some relief during the holidays. The national average price of gas has risen by 12.3 cents per gallon in the past week according to GasBuddy.

Folks at the pump say the increase couldn’t have come at a worse time, right after gift shopping and spending for the holidays.

“You’d think the gas prices would have went up over the holidays, not after the holidays, when we’re all broke,” says Lynsey Daley, a local resident.

Within the first week of 2023, gas prices are already up again by 13.4 cents per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

“Before Christmas though, it was back down to like $2.65, $2.40, that’s better than over $4.00 and over $3.00 now,” says another resident pumping gas, Cindy Roddy.

In South Bend, GasBuddy reported the cheapest price for gas could be found at $2.66 per gallon, and the highest at $3.29, a 63-cent difference.

For Roddy, filling up her Ram 1500 at $3.29 per gallon has her feeling the pain at the pump.

“I was only at a half a tank, and it was $54, so it’s over a hundred when I fill it,” Roddy shares.

Coming off a high spending season on top of high inflation rates in 2022, they hope to see some relief at the gas pump going into 2023.

“I mean it’s expensive, you’ve got people working and you still can’t afford anything these days,” says Roddy. “It’s troubling and it’s hard for everybody.”

“Being a taxpayer, I mean we should have a little bit of a break here and there sometimes,” says Daley.

GasBuddy website

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