Gas Going Up

February 27, 2012 Updated Feb 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Gas Going Up

February 27, 2012 Updated Feb 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM EDT

Buffalo, February 27- ( release ) Average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 9.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.90/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website BuffaloGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Buffalo during the past week, prices yesterday were 43.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 25.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 26.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 29.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"2012 is looking increasingly like 2008," said Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com. "Gasoline prices are climbing aggressively as speculation drives crude oil higher; and once again, it's an election year. But this time its the volatility in the Middle East that has everyone wondering 'How high is up?'," he added.

About BuffaloGasPrices.com

GasBuddy operates BuffaloGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices in their area.