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KS gas-price jump among highest in nation this week

KS gas-price jump among highest in nation this week

Gas prices are 8 cents cheaper than last month, though prices have climbed at least 5 cents in Ohio, Indiana and Georgia in just one week.

Past year at this time, drivers in Western PA were paying $2.53 per gallon, which is the same as today's national average price.

While gas prices in Baton Rouge fell last week, GasBuddy.com said they rose nationally by nearly a cent, to $2.52 per gallon.

"Motorists will start to see gas prices make their spring spike in early April", Casselano said.

To help pay for his $1.5 trillion infrastructure spending plan, President Trump has endorsed a 25-cents per gallon gas tax increase. Modesto- $3.14/g, up 3.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.11/g. About GasBuddy GasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 70 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on gasoline.




"2018 has seen fluctuating crude oil prices, strong gasoline demand and new USA oil production records creating a volatile gas price market from month to month for consumers", Jeanette Casselano, a spokesperson for AAA said in the statement.

The expected rise in gas prices is due to "maintenance season", in which refineries are shut down temporarily; the annual switch to more expensive summer-blend gasoline; and an increase in demand.

The most expensive gas can be found in Hawaii, where it's running $3.35 a gallon. Even low prices leaders are showing gas prices pushing near the $3 per gallon for regular unleaded.

Local prices were 29.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago but 12 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, GasBuddy data showed.

In the South and Southwest, every state recorded higher prices.