Gas Prices Continue to Climb, Drivers Feeling the Pressure

AAA had Connecticut's gas price average at $2.90 Monday.

The Trump Administration announced Monday to end sanctions exemptions for buying Iranian oil, which means the cost of crude oil could continue to go up. That could result in an extra bump in gas prices that's more than usual for this time of year.

"It's going up awful quick," driver Michael Artis of Waterford said.

The average price for a gallon of gas went up about 13 cents in the past two weeks, according to the Lundberg Suervey. Prices at the pump jumped around 60 cents over the past 14 weeks.

"I do have to worry about driving long distances but thankfully I have a car that is good on gas," said Irene Wadsworth of Groton.

The price bump has had some drivers getting strategic.

"We have a bigger vehicle that we can't afford the gas for the commute so we use a smaller car," said Alleah Bryant Brockenberry, of Norwich, who said she commutes about 50 minutes total to and from work.

She said she's not going on any long trips anytime soon.

"We're going to skip the traveling for this summer," she said.

AAA had Connecticut's gas price average at $2.90 Monday.

Crude oil price increases are to blame. So is the transition to a more expensive summer blend of gasoline.

NBC Connecticut caught up with Lou Bunk who was traveling from Providence, Rhode Island back to Prospect, Conn. He said the gas prices won't stop one of his trips.

"We go to Boston once a month (for) my grandkids and yean, we do see a significant change in filling up," Buck said.

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