Gas prices soaring

NewsChannel 10

Economists are predicting gas prices will climb even higher as we get closer to summer.

The rising prices come just as the economy is beginning to show some signs of improvement, including a major drop in unemployment.

But analysts say soaring energy costs are threatening to slow down the nation's recovery.

They predict prices at the pump will hit $5.00 in the next few months, and will not stabilize until the fall.