Steve Pacer with AAA of Western and Central New York says it's that time of year when refineries switch from the less-expensive winter blend to the summer blend. When will the peak hit? "AAA is predicting nationally the peak this spring will be sooner than last year and at a lower cost than last year," says Pacer, which means we could see the peak in early April. "Hopefully, the pace will slow down. We've seen a dramatic increase over the past month. We hope it won't be like that come the next month."
Pacer hopes early to mid April will be the peak point for spring, with prices slowly going down until the start of the prime summer driving season, when once again gas prices spike.