BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Alabama gas prices are up thirteen cents from last week, averaging $3.98 as of May 7th.
Clay Ingram with Alabama AAA said gas prices are varying by about fifty cents across the state, which he said is normal when prices are this high. Ingram said we would start to see prices go down if more drivers would price shop and buy the gas from only the cheaper stations, because it would cause overall prices to go down by creating competition.
But, Ingram said price shopping isn’t as popular as it needs to be because drivers like to stop at the same gas stations every time or only trust certain gas brands. Ingram said by not buying the cheapest gas you can find, you are paying more for no reason.
“If you’re going to make the decision to use that gas station and it’s a bit higher