Motorists can expect gas prices to rise in the coming week, but still be cheaper than the end of 2019. - Photo: AAA

Motorists can expect gas prices to rise in the coming week, but still be cheaper than the end of 2019.

Photo: AAA

The national average price for gasoline climbed another few cents on the week, reaching $2.25, an average not seen since stay-at-home guidance was issued in mid-March, AAA said.

On the week, nearly 20 states have gas price averages that increased at least three cents, AAA said. Motorists can expect gas prices to rise in the coming week, but still be cheaper than the end of 2019.

“Despite low demand, pump prices are more expensive because crude oil has seen steady gains,” said Jeanette Casselano McGee, AAA spokesperson.

Today’s national average is three cents more than last week, 13 cents more expensive than last month, but 32 cents cheaper than last year, according to AAA.

The nation’s top 10 largest weekly increases are Ohio (up 15 cents), Michigan (up 13 cents), Indiana (up 10 cents), Kentucky (up 9 cents), Illinois (up 8 cents), Tennessee (up 6 cents), Wisconsin (up 5 cents), Minnesota (up 5 cents), Georgia (up 4 cents) and North Carolina (up 3 cents).

Meanwhile, these are the nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Mississippi ($1.91), Texas ($1.93), Louisiana ($1.95), Oklahoma ($1.95), Missouri ($1.97), Arkansas ($1.97), South Carolina ($1.99), Kansas ($2.01), Alabama ($2.01) and Tennessee ($2.03).

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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