Motorists are paying more to fill up at the pump than last Monday in nearly 30 states, with the vast majority paying just a few pennies more.
On the week, South Carolina (+8 cents) saw the largest increase followed by these states which each had a six-cent increase: Michigan, New Mexico, Indiana, Delaware and Minnesota, AAA reported Monday.
The average pump price in Virginia followed the national trend increasing a penny over last week to $2.03. Hampton Roads saw a larger jump with Monday’s average at $2.01 compared to $1.97 last week.
With most states seeing increases, the national gas price average pushed a penny more expensive. The overall weekly increases seen across the country are likely a reaction to the latest Energy Information Administration’s report showing increased demand (from 8.3 million barrels/day to 8.7) while supply dwindled by 2.3 million barrels.
“Following a jump in demand, we’ve seen a number of state gas price averages increase on the week. However,...
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