Solar eclipse partially to blame for uptick in gas prices

Gas prices went up this month and the solar eclipse is partially to blame, according to analysts.

Colin Schwager and Naomi Yané

Apr 23, 2024, 12:18 AM

Updated 35 days ago

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Gas prices went up this month and the solar eclipse is partially to blame, according to analysts.
In April 2023, the cost of gas was 10 cents cheaper per gallon, but there also wasn't a solar eclipse. Analysts say people left home for better viewing spots, and now say it is being felt at the pump.
According to AAA, compared to last week, gas is up by about 30 cents per gallon, the statewide average was $3.33 for regular just a week ago. Diesel and premium also saw bumps from last week.
Also contributing to the bump were production cuts and distributor and wholesalers paying more for gas deliveries.
In the coming months, gas prices are expected to go up even more as the summer months roll in.


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