CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It was nice while it lasted; gas for under two dollars per gallon. Gas prices have crept back up over the two-dollar mark.
After steadily going lower for seven months, gas prices seem to have bottomed out. Regular gas was selling for $2.09 per gallon at the F.L. Roberts Sunoco in Chicopee Wednesday night.
Analysts blame the recent price spike on refineries shutting down for maintenance this time of year, and oil companies decreasing production because of low prices.
Drivers sort of expected that prices wouldn’t go down forever. “Well, I noticed they’re going back up again. We had a good ride while it lasted, I guess,” Lee Parks told 22News.
It’s possible we haven’t seen the last of lower gas prices. Crude Oil prices dropped over eight percent Wednesday, back below 50 dollars per barrel.