JAMESTOWN – Gas prices continue to climb in and around the Jamestown area.
Last Monday, the price for a gallon of gas was $2.75. A check of GasBuddy.com this week shows the average price for a gallon of gas is now $2.79, a four-cent increase.
Both the state and national average is also up from last week.
The state’s average is $2.78, up eight cents, with the national average at $2.72, up eight cents.
Auto club AAA says the price jump is inline with increasing crude oil prices caused by refinery outages due to last week’s winter storm that impacted the Gulf Coast.
As refineries restart and resume normal operations, experts say supply is expected to increase in impacted areas and that should bring stability to pump prices.