Alabama Gas Prices Rise 4.6 Cents Over Past Week

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By WVUA 23 Contributor Harrison Holland

Gas prices in Alabama have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.92 per gallon on August 31.

According to GasBuddy, Alabama gas prices are 4.8 cents per gallon higher than last month and 28 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

GasBuddy reports the cheapest gas in the state is at $1.65 per gallon, while the most expensive is $2.49 per gallon.

Nationally, the price of gasoline has risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week. The average nationally is $2.22 per gallon, up 4 cents from last month and 34.4 cents lower than last August, according to GasBuddy.

GasBuddy’s petroleum analyst Patrick De Haan attributes the price to Hurricane Laura. De Haan said the storm caused refineries in the Gulf Coast area to limit production.

De Haan predicts a steady decline in gas prices after Labor Day, as demand should decrease.

National surveys done by GasBuddy update 288 times per day.

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