The price of gasoline on Monday (April 17) morning was higher by just over a penny a gallon compared with last week’s national average pump price for regular gasoline. 24/7 Wall Street reported that compared with the same day last year, Monday’s national average price of $2.410 is about 35 cents a gallon higher.
Monday’s price is the highest in 19 months, since early September of 2015.
Gas prices rose in 41 states over the past week. The five states with the largest increases were Delaware (nine cents a gallon) and Idaho (seven cents), followed by Vermont, Colorado and Iowa (six cents).
The five states where prices slipped the most were Michigan (seven cents), Indiana and Ohio (six cents), Illinois (three cents) and Missouri (two cents).
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