Gas prices rising steadily in Vermont

Average gasoline prices in Vermont rose 15.3 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $3.71 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 626 gas outlets in Vermont.

Nationally, prices jumped an average of 14.4 cents a gallon in the last week to $3.48 a gallon.

Gas prices as of Sunday were 12.8 cents a gallon higher than the same day a year ago and are 14.8 cents a gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average increased 21.1 cents per gallon during the last month and are 4.4 cents a gallon higher than a year ago.

“The national average has ticked higher in the last week, as rising oil prices have put upward pressure on gasoline prices,” said Patrick DeHaan,GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. “Unfortunately for angry motorists, there doesn’t seem to be much relief in sight, at least for the time being, as retail prices continue to climb in virtually all areas of the country.”

GasBuddy operates VermontGasPrices.com and more than 250 websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada.

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