The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Kentucky jumped 5.9 cents per gallon over the past week to stand at $3.48 per gallon at the start of the week, according to the gasoline price website KentuckyGasPrices.com .
Nationwide the average price at the pump jumped 4.5 cents per gallon to stand at $3.51 per gallon to start the week.
Expect prices to rise even more as the warmer weather of spring arrives, according to Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.
"Gasoline prices have perked up a bit in the last week," DeHaan said in a release issued by GasBuddy.com. "As we continue to move towards warmer weather, gasoline prices will follow, with prices accelerating higher at a faster pace come late March into April, so if motorists think this is bad, they should really hold on to their chairs."
The average price in Kentucky for a gallon of regular was 18.4 cents per gallon more than a month ago and 38.3 cents per gallon more than a year ago, according to the website.
Reported gas prices in Northern Kentucky at the start of the week ranged from $3.34 per gallon to $3.49 per gallon while gas prices in Cincinnati averaged $3.46 per gallon.
For the latest reported prices in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, click here .
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