*Click Link For More*Motorists who had their fill of high gas prices a few years ago won’t like what’s over the next rise in the road: potential record-high gas prices by Memorial Day.
The statewide average hit $3.60 per gallon yesterday after rising 4 cents from a week ago and 18 cents over the past month, according to a survey by AAA Southern New England. Tensions in the Middle East have driven oil prices higher, which in turn has pushed up prices at the pump and renewed worries about $4-a-gallon gas.
“What we’re seeing is pressure and fear from Iran. There’s really not much else to it,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, a website that tracks gas prices for consumers.