While the demand rate is much lower than a typical summer reading, it’s the highest recorded since late March showing continued signs that Americans are filling up more. - Photo: AAA

While the demand rate is much lower than a typical summer reading, it’s the highest recorded since late March showing continued signs that Americans are filling up more.

Photo: AAA

The national average price for gasoline rose to $2.17, following continued increases on gasoline demand, and is up four cents from last week, according to AAA.

While the demand rate is much lower than a typical summer reading, it’s the highest recorded since late March showing continued signs that Americans are filling up more, AAA said.

"While that average will continue to increase ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend, travelers will find pump prices about 50 cents cheaper than last year’s holiday,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

The nation’s largest weekly increases include Kentucky (9 cents), Michigan (9 cents), West Virginia (9 cents), North Carolina (8 cents), Colorado (8 cents), Indiana (8 cents), South Carolina (7 cents), Pennsylvania (7 cents), Minnesota (6 cents) and Georgia (6 cents).

Meanwhile, the nation’s largest monthly increases include Colorado (41 cents), Montana (35 cents), West Virginia (28 cents), Kansas (28 cents), Kentucky (27 cents), North Dakota (27 cents), Delaware (27 cents), South Carolina (26 cents), Texas (24 cents) and North Carolina (24 cents).

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