"Overall, gas prices this spring will come in some 10-25 percent higher than a year ago, removing billions of dollars from other areas of the economy that will instead be funneled to the pump".
The average for Sunday was 2.9 cents higher than Monday's prices, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio.
Gas prices are inching up after weeks of decline.
Korea military drills to be cut short by a month
The agency notes that this year the maneuvers will be held despite the diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula. No details were given on specifics such as whether US strategic assets would be deployed.
However, gasoline inventories posted the exact opposite, falling 6.3 million barrels to a similar level from a year ago, most likely for similar reasons. "As a result, the majority of motorists are seeing more expensive gas prices at the start of this work week".
AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 2 cents per gallon in the past week. Gas prices have increased 15.1 cents from last month's average and have increased 24.1 cents from last year's average.
Wholesale gasoline prices climbed 10 to 15 cents Wednesday through Friday, AAA said.
Spring begins today, mountain SNOW tonight and Wednesday
Highs for the Triad area will likely only be in the low or mid 50s while to our south, parts of SC make a run to near 80. Brisk winds will develop in the north, and will be pretty noticeable across eastern England, where showers will appear.
"There are a few of factors that gave gas prices a boost, but this time it wasn't crude oil", said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA.
A federal estimate from last week showed gasoline demand across the US economy is at a point not usually seen until summer months, when more vacationers hit the road. The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton region was highest at $2.65.
- Tennessee: the highest average price was $2.41 on February 7; the lowest was $2.26 on January 1. MS ($2.28), Alabama ($2.28), SC ($2.29), Arkansas ($2.30), Texas ($2.31), Louisiana ($2.32) and Oklahoma ($2.34) are among the top 10 states with the least expensive gas prices in the country. The national average rose 1.5 cents to $2.54.
Bills' Zay Jones arrested for felony vandalism after reported struggle while naked
Despite being a personable player that was very involved in the community, Jones had a disappointing rookie season for the Bills. The East Carolina product caught 27 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns in his first National Football League season.