Gas prices at a 7 year high
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)-
Prices at the pump are up nearly a dollar since this time last year in Tennessee and they’re expected to rise another twenty cents over the course of the rest of the summer. The last time gas was this expensive was at the end of 2014. The national gas price average has increased 40% since the start of the year. Tennessee's average gas price is $2.88. This spike in gas prices has affected many in the community
J kent freeman floral design & gift co is having to spend more money to deliver flowers, “we do feel that right now that people have been hit with so many increases as a whole. We probably are not going to increase our prices for delivery at this moment…but it certainly does affect, and we need to make sure that when we make a delivery, it's planned and they know exactly where the deliveries are going and we’re not just wasting time running around, or making uneventful attempts to deliver.”
The increase in gas price has also caused Kent to have to spend more to get flowers shipped in.
Gas prices are expected to continue to rise according to AAA. They predict up to a 20 cent increase in the next two months. This paired with job loss and lower income due to the pandemic is having a heavy burden on consumers.
Don’t hold your breath because it may be a long time before we see lower gas prices