Gas prices rise with summer driving season in full swing

Prices at the pump take a jump

Prices at the pump take a jump

South Carolina, Iowa, New Jersey and Georgia saw the largest increases in gas prices over the past week, as state averages jumped 7 cents.

That's according to a weekly survey by AAA Northeast on Monday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.33/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

The average in the state of Nevada increased by 2.6 cents per gallon to $2.75 per gallon.

Average retail gasoline prices in IL rose 0.5 of a cent a gallon in the past week, averaging $2.29 Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,378 gas outlets in IL.

In Hamilton, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.23 with prices stable.

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"As summer moves forward, the days of dropping summer gas prices appear to be behind us for now", Delise said.

The average price for regular unleaded gas in Rhode Island is $2.36 per gallon, which is two cents higher than the national average.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on August 7 in IN have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.03/g in 2016, $2.40/g in 2015, $3.38/g in 2014, $3.58/g in 2013 and $3.90/g in 2012. The region remains expensive, however, with MI posting a state average that's 5 cents above the national average. "OPEC's meeting this week could steal the focus and propel markets higher or lower, depending on the outcome of the meeting, but for now, the most likely outcome would put pressure on oil prices to rise, especially if there's talk of another oil production cut from the cartel". Heating oil gained 1 cent to $1.65 a gallon.

Of the 10 regularly reported Kansas cities (see chart), all experienced price increases in the past week, AAA Kansas notes.