HOLT, Fla., April 9, 2019–Gas prices continue to rise across the nation.
At $2.74, the national gas price average increased a nickel on the week and is eight cents more than last year at this time.
Compared to one month ago, gas prices are 28 cents more expensive, according to AAA.
Crestview’s Tom Thumb, typically the lowest gas prices in the local area, are at $2.65 in town. The store at U.S. 90 and Antioch and the two stores south of Interstate 10 are two cents higher at $2.67 per gallon.
As demand holds steady and inventories continue to tighten, motorists continue to see gas prices increase in every region.
“Gas prices are increasing across the country, but these changes vary by region,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “On the week, motorists in the West Coast, Rockies, Great Lakes and Central regions are seeing some of the largest weekly increases while prices mostly east of the Mississippi have made more moderate jumps.”
California leads the nation with the highest price jump at 18 cents per gallon.
Alabama has the lowest gas price at $2.44 per gallon, as does Mississippi.
According to AAA, although Florida gas prices were up last week, it was the only one to see a decrease in prices of three cents less per gallon, averaging around $2.40 a gallon.
Summer demand will likely push gas prices higher, according to AAA.
Staff and AAA news release