Gas prices rise again this week


Statewide average gas prices on November 13 have fluctuated in recent years, according to GasBuddy: the average was $2.14 per gallon in 2015, $2.98 per gallon in 2014, $3.30 per gallon in 2013 and $3.64 per gallon in 2012.

Gas prices were also up statewide, rising from $2.40 per gallon last week to $2.53 per gallon Monday.

That's a seven-cent increase over last week. The nationwide average price Sunday was 39.8 cents per gallon higher than the same date one year ago. A couple of stations in the Peachtree Corners and Norcross area sold gas for $2.25 per gallon.

In Delaware, the average price for a gallon of regular started the week at $2.48, up seven cents from a week ago and 23-cents in the past month.

Mark Peterson, at Triple-A-Iowa, says that's bucking the norm as prices are usually relatively stable or falling during mid-autumn.

"If you use gas prices to figure out the time of year it is, you'd probably think it's spring, based on the continued upward trend showing up in much of the country", said GasBuddy analyst DeHaan. Despite the current highs, "oil prices let off the throttle last week, allowing gas prices to find what appears to be solid ground".

At the same time, other factors influencing crude oil prices include plans by OPEC to continue an oil production cut through the end of 2018 and news that the king of Saudi Arabia, which is a significant member of OPEC, may abdicate his thrown. Both Oklahoma and Missouri rank in the top ten in cheapest gas prices.

With crude oil prices on the rise, gas prices jumped up across Florida over the past week.

"Were more than likely to see the highest Thanksgiving (prices) in three years", he said.

AAA found that in Rhode Island, self-serve, regular gasoline is selling for as low as $2.39 per gallon and as high as $2.70.