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Published: Oct 05, 2022 5 min read
Close Up Of Gas Pump Prices
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Drivers accustomed to seeing gas prices drop steadily in the summer are getting an unpleasant surprise at the pump, with fuel costs surging in many parts of the country.

After consistent declines in gas prices from late June to late September, the average cost of regular gasoline nationally is creeping back up again because of supply issues on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

The U.S. average jumped 7 cents from last week, hitting $3.83 as of Wednesday — 63 cents higher than it was a year ago. In 10 states, the cost of the average gallon of gas rose by at least 16 cents in a week, and several states in the West were hit with one-week price hikes of 38 cents or more.

Where gas prices are rising