Kent County - Gas prices are on the way up again. The first stations started raising prices around 9:30 Wednesday morning. Other stations are expected to follow, pricing gas at about 3.99 a gallon for regular unleaded.
Tuesday's dip in gas prices gave drivers some relief at the pumps.
"I needed to get some gas so I just pulled in here seeing it was at $3.82" said one driver filling up at the Mariner's station at 44th and Clyde Park.
People in West Michigan pay slightly above the national average of $3.79 a gallon. Still drivers found $3.82 a bargain, and a welcomed surprise.
"I thought we'd be at four dollars today," said analyst Patrick DeHaan.
DeHaan runs the websitewww.thegasgame.com where he tracks prices and for the last couple years has made fairly accurate predictions.
"It's really unexplainable how we didn't have a hike yesterday or today," said DeHaan.
But DeHaan says Wednesday or Thursday could be the tipping point over four dollars.
A seven cent increase on the wholesale market happened late Tuesday plus Memorial Day weekend will likely cause yet another price surge.
Those pumping diesel already pay well over four dollars a gallon. Betty Shank dropped a hundred bucks, "And that's not full yet either so that is a lot of money," said Shank.
If DeHaan's predictions are on the mark anyone who already filled up will be happy they did until their next visit to the pump.