WVUA Web Writer Maddy Ard

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have risen a half-cent per gallon in the past week, bringing the average up to $2.09 as of Sunday, according to in their daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama.

Nationwide, average gasoline prices have fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.23 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. The national average is 3.4 cents per gallon lower than it was this time last year, while the Alabama average is 10.6 cents per gallon higher.

“October is a time we all expect gas prices to decline,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for Gasbuddy. “But this month has proven to be an exception with the national average still a few cents higher than where it was on Oct. 1 at $2.22.”

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