(KCEN) -- Drivers across the country were excited to start the new year off with lower gas prices but just a few weeks into January, they're already on the rise.
For many drivers 2013 brought with it some confusing gas prices.
Our gas buddy app on our website says that gas prices right now are stable. But experts say that won't be for long.
Patrick Dehaan of Gasbuddy.com says, "There is a very real very good possibility that we see $4 a gallon nationally here this spring."
And because gas is essential to getting around drivers always learn to live with paying the price to fill up.
Charles Langley of Oil Industry Watchdog says, "I think we're at the point now where $4 a gallon seems cheap. And I think by the end of next year we may not raise an eyebrow at $5 a gallon. I think that's where we're headed."
At least the bump in prices at the pump has a reason: you can blame it on a recent Saudi production cut, or the fiscal cliff resolution, and even the reversal of a key pipeline running between Oklahoma and the Gulf played a factor in rising gas prices.
Right now the national average is $3.30 a gallon.
But here in Texas the national average is $3.16 a gallon.