Bostonians could be in for some pain at the pump in the new year, according to industry experts. In their annual Fuel Outlook report, GasBuddy predicts Boston could be one of several major cities that will hit an average price of $3 per gallon at some point in 2020.
This year’s report suggests that 75% of the country’s largest metropolitan areas are at risk of hitting the $3 mark, including Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. It may even be more painful on the West Coast, where Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle could see close to or over $4 per gallon.
The national average is forecast to rise as much as 75 cents per gallon from a low in early February to a possible peak in May, as the seasonal switch to summer gasoline leads to notable jumps.
So, what can you do to save money at the pump? GasBuddy suggests shopping around and driving less aggressively: the savings could add up to $477 per year, or roughly $10 per tank.
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