Gas Prices to Keep Rising, Expected Pass $3/Gallon Before Falling

New vehicle sales have been on the decline all year as higher interest rates and lower incentives combine to drive down demand. Now consumers are seeing another auto-related cost climbing upward: gas prices. Across the U.S., gas prices have risen for the last seven weeks. As of April 1, the national average, according to GasBuddy.com, was $2.69 a gallon. It was a jump of 3.9 cents in one week and the highest prices it has been in 142 days…