Motorists could be digging a bit deeper for the second straight year as the
yearly national average is being predicted to rise 19 cents versus last year to $2.57 per gallon, the highest since 2014, according to the 2018 Fuel Price Outlook released by GasBuddy.
GasBuddy’s forecast does not expect any record-breaking prices to be set in 2018, and most of the country will see prices peak under $3 per gallon, but unexpected disruptions could push the national average close to $3.
Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy said OPEC’s decision to cut production would largely the culprit for price increases.