Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:54

Stock futures are lower ahead of an expected report that will show how much Americans are feeling squeezed by rising gasoline prices.

The price for a gallon of gas has gone up 17 cents this month, which is ahead of the traditional start of the driving season beginning over the Memorial Day weekend.

Following an informal survey of our area, City Island Images has seen gasoline prices ranging from $3.92 per gallon to $ 4.69 per gallon.

These gasoline prices are a dime away from surpassing last year’s peak. Most experts believe they will keep rising.