National gas price average jumps two cents

(February 20, 2020) State gas price averages are fluctuating across the country, causing the national gas price average to increase by two cents on the week to $2.44. Since last week, most states saw gas price increases or decreases by as much as three cents. However, eight states did see prices increase by a nickel or more.

“Domestic wholesale gasoline and global crude oil prices increased last week causing gas prices to fluctuate,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Pump prices in the week ahead could see further volatility depending on movement of the oil market as well as U.S. gasoline demand and stock levels numbers.”

Today’s national average is 11 cents cheaper than last month, but 13 cents more expensive than last year.

Quick Stats

    The nation’s top 10 largest weekly changes are: Indiana (+12 cents), Delaware (+8 cents), Ohio (+7 cents), South Carolina (+7 cents), Illinois (+6 cents), Michigan (+6 cents), Colorado (-5 cents), New Mexico (+5 cents), North Carolina (+4 cents) and Maryland (+4 cents).

    The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets are: Texas ($2.09), Missouri ($2.09), Mississippi ($2.10), Louisiana ($2.11), Oklahoma ($2.14), Arkansas ($2.16), Alabama ($2.16), Kansas ($2.16), South Carolina ($2.18) and Virginia ($2.20).