AAA Says Gas Prices Continue to Soar

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) Gas price averages in every state in the nation have increased over the past week.  AAA South Dakota says prices are up by nine cents in South Dakota and by even larger amounts elsewhere-including in California and Nevada-where prices are up by 18 cents in the last week.  AAA says the pump average in South Dakota has soared since January 14, when the state’s average for self-serve regular gas was $3.04 per gallon.  Yesterday’s statewide average was listed as $3.43 per gallon.

Tuesday’s national average price for a gallon of gas is $3.60.  Prices have increased for 26 consecutive days, which is the longest streak since February/March of 2012.  AAA expects the increases to the national average will slow and likely peak this spring at a lower price than in May 2011 and April of 2012.  The price average for those time frames was $3.96.

In South Dakota, citywide average pump prices are lowest in Toronto at $2.60 per gallon and most expensive in Kennebec-where prices are $3.68. Pierre’s average yesterday was $3.54.

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