Gas prices surge nationwide, but are down in Hall Co.

The national average for a gallon of gas rose 11 cents in the past week to $3.52 but in Hall County the price went down by three cents. As of today, the price of a gallon regular unleaded is going for an average of $3.31 locally. The state average stayed the same – $3.35.

Overall, according to AAA, while domestic gas demand has been lackluster, rising oil prices helped push pump prices higher. The Midwest may see a bit of a price reprieve, as the large BP Whiting refinery in Indiana is back up and running after being down since February 1.

“Gas prices are a lot like seasonal temperatures.  They start to rise with the arrival of spring,” said spokesman Andrew Gross. “And the national average for gas is now higher than a year ago which we have not seen since late December.”   

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased slightly from 9.04 to 8.81 million b/d last week.

Click here to check prices elsewhere in the state and around the country: AAA Gas Prices