On NPR's All Thing's Considered this afternoon, one of the pieces was on the increasing gas prices
, and how the upward trend is happening about three weeks earlier than is common for the summer spike. This article
, from the San Francisco Gate/AP, says since crude oil is back up to over $60 a barrel, gas prices, particularly in California and Hawaii, are starting to top $3-a-gallon, and the AP found drivers across the country who are taking the bus or thinking about starting to research hybrid vehicles
(to you, we extend a warm welcome on AutoblogGreen).
This is how Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service, colorfully described the upcoming gas price situation to the AP: "The West Coast will certainly be the wild, wild West this year," and "In the rest of the country it's just petro-noia. They're worried that they won't have enough gasoline. But on the West Coast the concern might be warranted."
The AP writers spoke to other analysts who also said that $3 gas will come to the rest of the country later in the summer. What's it like in your part of the world?