Gas prices rose more than 7% in January, which typically is one of the slowest driving months of the year. Leading experts predict pump prices may surge past last year’s record highs when highway travel picks up late in the spring. One expert, Carl Larry and the article Gas could be costly for Summer Motorists; he suggests that gas prices will rise above last year’s peak due to rising demand for fuel and the higher price of crude oil. He states, “We’re starting to see the economy come back, so demand can only go higher from where it’s at.” It’s the simple rule of supply and demand. As demand goes up, and supply gets shorter, (which OPEC will cut supply if crude oil is less than $40 a barrel), and then price goes up. So as a consumer, what’s the secret to helping keep the gas price down?