Gas prices take small jump, more increases likely

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Lansing gas prices have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.85 per gallon, according to online price monitor GasBuddy.com

Gas prices in Lansing are 0.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 12.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

“After a quiet week previously, the national average has resumed its upward climb in the last week with average gas prices rising in nearly all states yet again. This spring certainly has brought furious price increases at faster paces than we’ve seen in past years,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Lansing is priced at $2.69 per gallon while the most expensive is $3.04 per gallon, a difference of 35 cents per gallon.

The lowest price in the state is $2.63 per gallon while the highest is $3.19 per gallon, a difference of 56.0 cents per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $2.03 per gallon while the most expensive is $5.19 per gallon. 

The national average price of gasoline has risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.88 per gallon.

The national average is up 18.7 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 7.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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