Gas prices likely to stay sky-high through summer (includes video story)

As families nationwide head into the summer driving season, gas prices have hit records every day for the past week. The national average is now $4.60 per gallon, according to the app GasBuddy.

Experts predict the cost of gas will get even more expensive during the summer, making vacation-goers rethink road trips.“You know, I won’t do quick trips down to Florida to see family and stuff in the car,” said a Georgia resident. “I’ll probably limit some of my plane travel just until everything drops back down.”

While gas prices usually begin to drop in August, hurricane season could play spoiler.

“With an above-average hurricane forecast; that is a high risk that we could see prices remaining elevated basically through Labor Day,” said GasBuddy analyst Patrick De Haan.  

Ivette is currently pursuing a masters in Spanish Journalism and Communications at Florida International University, and is also culminating her micro-masters in Supply Chain Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While she has over ten years of experience in business, she recently decided to pursue her passion of journalism. Ivette enjoys writing about economy, social issues, and entrepreneurship among other topics.