The winter driving season has been over for more than a month and gasoline prices statewide are on the rise as more of us take longer trips. Rose White, spokeswoman for AAA Iowa, says when the demand increases, so does the pump price.
Gas stations in Iowa’s larger cities often charge significantly less for fuel than rural locations, though it’s not a big revelation to residents who live in the country.
Some oil producers in the Middle East are vowing to cut back on production this spring and it’s pushing up the price of crude oil.
The Forest City area is seeing gas prices between $2.68 to $2.72 a gallon. The statewide average of $2.73 is 11-cents below the national average.