Gas prices remain steady, but expect costs to escalate in near future

Gas prices holding steady

The average price for gas in the Harrisburg area today is $2.45 a gallon - the same as a week ago, 13 cents lower than a month ago and 54 cents higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy.

Most Jacksonville stations were at $1.99 a gallon Monday.

Including the change in gas prices in Texas during the past week, prices yesterday were 57.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 7.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. It said the national average is 57 cents a gallon higher than a year ago but 7 cents a gallon lower than last month.

Rhode Island's price is five cents below the national average of $2.28. Gas prices rose between 1 and 8 cents in the eight other counties. The Show-Me State's average yesterday was $2.08 per gallon, below the national rate of $2.27 per gallon, according to a news release.

Right now, MI has the 18th-highest prices in the U.S.

Gas prices in Alabama and Tennessee on Monday were listed at $2.05, in SC prices were at $2.03 and $2.17 in Georgia.

Analysts say price hikes are due to cuts in global oil production.

According to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the highest average in Georgia on Monday was in metro Savannah, where drivers were paying $2.21 a gallon, about a penny higher than metro Atlanta's average. This rate is six cents cheaper than last weeks' average.

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