LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Gas prices have nearly doubled this year and they could continue to rise this winter.
Experts say the price increase is partly due to high demand as the United States recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, there is an increase in demand for all different types of fuel.
Natural disasters, like Hurricane Ida, have also shut down natural gas production across much of the U.S.
Still, experts say there are things consumers can do to help combat these high prices.
"Everyone has got to gas up the car, especially since school is back in session and the extra curriculars are starting so there is more driving around," Executive Director of Consumer Energy Alliance Midwest Chris Ventura said. "So, planning your route so that way you are conserving as much fuel as possible or maybe carpooling with the neighbors or the family next door."
Ventura also said people can save energy and money at home by making sure their houses are properly weatherized.