FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Gasoline prices have continued a steady rise across much of the country, though in the Great Lakes, prices are surging. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy says in the last month, no other region has seen close to the increases exhibited throughout the Midwest. Average gas prices in Michigan jumped 50 cents in the last month, followed by Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, who have seen a jump of over 30 cents in a month. DeHaan says the jumps are largely due to various refinery issues and high demand for gasoline. He adds that as production of gasoline ramps up, drivers can expect prices at the pump to cool in the next few weeks in much of the country.
In Fort Wayne, average retail gasoline prices have risen 12.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.66 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.38 per gallon. Including the change in gas prices in Fort Wayne during the past week, prices Sunday were 30.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago.