After the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, the prices rose a quarter in most places and even $1 per gallon in some areas of the nation.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, prices rose 40 cents per gallon in most regions. Last year during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, prices went up $3 per
barrel for crude oil, reaching $85 per barrel.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, every time the gas price rises 25 cents per gallon for a whole year, it costs the average consumer $333 per year. The
average price at this time last year was $2.77.
Prices are rising rapidly and are expected to continue to rise throughout the year.
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