Pump Patrol: Gas prices could hit $4 a gallon in 2022

It is predicting the national average will rise to $3.41 a gallon.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2021, 5:27 PM

Updated 881 days ago

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While you may have noticed a dip in gas prices, gas tracking tech company Gas Buddy doesn't think that decrease will last.
It is predicting the national average will rise to $3.41 a gallon.
That's up from the current average across the country at $3.02.
It is basing its forecast on low oil production from OPEC and refinery closures due to COVID. "We could see a national average that flirts with, or in a worst-case scenario, potentially exceeds $4 a gallon," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
Locally, AAA says the average in Westchester County for a gallon of regular is $3.68.
In Rockland, it is $3.66 and in Dutchess it is $3.52.
Those are all above the New York State average, which is $3.49.


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