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Savannah area gas prices climb

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The average retail price of gas in the Savannah area rose 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 262 gas outlets in the area.

The national average increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Savannah during the past week, prices on Sunday were 27.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 26.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, according to the Gas Buddy news release. The national average has increased 11.9 cents per gallon during the last month and is 12.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago.

"The national average now stands at its highest level since last August," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan in a news release. "The advance in prices has continued, with the worst jumps in areas of California, and southern states, where prices have increased anywhere from 15 to 30 cents per gallon in some cases. The increases will likely continue to persist, at worst for another month or so, but at best, we could see some relief arrive as soon as May rolls in."

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