Gasoline prices continued their rise in the last week as OPEC signals it is ready to cut crude oil production. The national average rose 3.3 cents per gallon to $2.259/gallon according to price-tracker GasBuddy.com.
In addition to crude oil prices rising, some areas of the country dealt with additional problems- including refinery outages in the Great Lakes and Hurricane Matthew in the Southeast. Average gas prices spiked 11 cents in Indiana, 10 cents in Michigan, 9 cents in Missouri, 8 cents in West Virginia, 7 cents in Ohio and 6 cents in Florida versus last week.
Just ten states saw average prices decline, led by Georgia falling 2 cents, as supply increased after last month's Colonial Pipeline shut down. Following were Utah and Wyoming, down 2 cents, Kentucky, down 2 cents, and Idaho, down a penny.