HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - A number of factors have conspired to make it more expensive for Lakeshore motorists to fill their gas tanks right now.
This morning’s weekly survey of Holland area stations showed a per-gallon average of $3.77, with rates ranging from $3.75 to $3.79. This is two cents above the mark of last Friday, and reflects yesterday’s general increase from levels in the $3.60’s. It’s also a nickel more than what was seen on Lakeshore pumps a year ago. Oil industry observers say that the current higher price trend is due to increased demand as spring break season nears, seasonal blending changes, scheduled refinery slowdowns for maintenance, and pressure on worldwide crude oil futures due to the Ukrainian political crisis.
Triple-A’s daily canvassing had current means of $3.48 nationally and $3.72 statewide, up four and six cents, respectively, in the past seven days.