At $1.78, today’s average is a penny more expensive than last week, 16 cents less than a month ago and $1.11 cheaper than last year at this time. - Graphic by AAA.

At $1.78, today’s average is a penny more expensive than last week, 16 cents less than a month ago and $1.11 cheaper than last year at this time.

Graphic by AAA.

Gas price averages increased for less than a dozen states in the last week. However, they were large enough jumps to increase to the national average. At $1.78, today’s average is a penny more expensive than last week, 16 cents less than a month ago and $1.11 cheaper than last year at this time.

The Great Lakes and central region saw double-digit increases in a few states, but the bulk of the country saw decreases of a nickel or less. Price fluctuation will continue across the country in coming weeks, especially as more states re-open and motorists begin driving more.

“As some states begin to re-open businesses, those states will likely see demand increase and pump prices will likely follow suit,” Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson, said in a statement. “Although U.S. gasoline demand has incrementally increased, it remains below 6 million b/d.”

The nation’s top 10 largest weekly changes:

  • Wisconsin (+27 cents)
  • Ohio (+19 cents)
  • Indiana (+16 cents)
  • Michigan (+13 cents)
  • Iowa (+7 cents)
  • Illinois (+6 cents)
  • Kentucky (+6 cents)
  • Utah (-6 cents)
  • Montana (-6 cents)
  • Wyoming (-5 cents)

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets:

  • Oklahoma ($1.37)
  • Arkansas ($1.39)
  • Missouri ($1.44)
  • Kansas ($1.46)
  • Wisconsin ($1.46)
  • Mississippi ($1.48)
  • Kentucky ($1.49)
  • Texas ($1.49)
  • Michigan ($1.53)
  • Tennessee ($1.54)
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