Gas prices in MA up 6 cents this week

Gas prices in Iowa are averaging two-52 a gallon, which is two cents below the national average.

At $2.56, the national gas price average has increased nine cents inside of 13 days.

Including the change in gas prices in Texas during the past week, prices yesterday were 34.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are unchanged versus a month ago.

Pensacola had the least expensive gas in Florida on Sunday with prices averaging $2.46 per gallon followed by Tallahassee at $2.48 and Jacksonville at $2.49 per gallon.

Gasoline prices in Lancaster County have increased for the third consecutive week, hitting $2.75 per gallon, a new survey says.

In Gwinnett, the lowest gas prices that could be found on were in the $2.19 to $2.23 range in the Lawrenceville area. The average cost for a gallon of gas across the country was at $2.56 as of Sunday.

"Our usual autumn pump price plunge was interrupted by rising oil prices", AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a statement.

Crude oil prices have surged of late, thanks to rising turmoil in the Middle East and balancing supply-and-demand levels worldwide.

High gas demand cuts into US inventories.

"Analysts warn that oil prices could be somewhat volatile this week, as the consolidation of power in Saudi Arabia leaves speculators questioning the impacts on global oil supply", Jenkins continued.

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of gas remains slightly higher than Florida.

Typically, gasoline prices are lower in the winter compared to summer. On the other side of the spectrum, Lawrence was one of the two that saw declines and they're paying a nickel less per gallon.

Vanessa Coleman