AAA: Americans say gas prices are too high

Posted at 11:53 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 11:53:45-04

Americans believe gas prices are too high at the pump, according to a new AAA survey.

AAA said the national average for a gallon of gasoline will increase 40 cents this summer, peaking near $2.70.

The survey found that more than 70 percent of consumers say they would make everyday lifestyle or driving habit changes to help offset the increase in prices.

According to the study, that younger Americans (18-34) are more tolerant of higher prices and less likely to change habits compared to older consumers (35 and older).

Americans across the country will start to see gas prices begin to climb in April as the industry wraps up spring maintenance and makes the switch to summer-blend gasoline.