With Jacksonville's rising gas prices, experts are standing strong that prices will continue to rise in the near future. But the question is, who is to blame for the pain at the pump?
AAA Spokeswoman Jessica Brady tells WOKV there are a number of factors contributing to the rising cost at the pump. Along with the turmoil with Iran's strait of Hormuz, another is people are becoming more confident in the economy.
“We’re hearing that the housing market and the unemployment rates are starting to look a little better here in the US is leading investors and all those in the market to believe that fuel demand is going to increase in the coming months,” says Brady.
Brady says Florida's gas price average of $3.62 is the highest drivers have ever paid in February and could spike as high as $4.50 by either the spring or summer months.
WOKV asked listeners who they thought were to blame for the rising cost at the pump. Steve Coffey says he blames politicians.
“With the lack of moving forward on the pipeline from Canada to the Illinos area to the refineries, it’s going to remain the way it is. We’re going to be dependent on the Middle East,” says Coffey.