- Published on Monday, 13 February 2012 23:13
- Written by Special to Alachua County Today
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Including the change in gas prices in Gainesville during the past week, prices yesterday were 47.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 12.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 34.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"Retail gasoline prices have continued to slowly rise across a majority of the United States," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "With the exception of one state- Wyoming- all states are seeing their gasoline prices averaging over $3/gallon again, with some of the largest cities- New York City and Los Angeles closing in on $4/gallon," DeHaan said.
GasBuddy operates GainesvilleGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices in their area.