Gasoline prices in the U.S. are rising, in which states are they more expensive?

AAA reported that gas prices rose five cents since last week; oil costs are putting upward pressure on pump prices

AAA Gas Prices reported that the national average for a gallon of gasoline increased five cents since last week to $3.85. California is the most expensive state, with an average price of $5.50 a gallon.

The main culprit is rising oil costs, which have climbed several dollars to hover around $90 per barrel.

“Oil costs are putting upward pressure on pump prices, but the increase is tempered by much lower demand,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesman.

“The decline in the number of people refueling is typical: schools are back in session, days are getting shorter and the weather is less pleasant. But the usual drop in pump prices is being hampered for now by these high oil costs.”

As of last Thursday, these are the 10 most expensive markets in the country:

– California, $5.50
– Washington, $5.05
– Hawaii, $4.79
– Nevada, $4.73
– Oregon, $4.70
– Alaska, $4.60
– Arizona, $4.51
– Utah, $4.32
– Montana, $4.20
– Idaho, $4.15

All 10 states have seen the largest increases in their averages:

– Minnesota, +32 cents
– North Dakota, +31 cents
– Iowa, +29 cents
– Nebraska, +27 cents
– Oklahoma, +27 cents
– South Dakota, +22 cents
– Montana, +20 cents
– Arizona, +17 cents
– Missouri, +17 cents
– Kansas, +16 cents

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