Prices nationally are also more than 39 cents per gallon higher than this time a year ago when the USA average was $1.977.
Rockford's average per-gallon price is $2.38. The state's most expensive fuel is in St. Cloud at two-dollars-32-cents, while Rochester's two-30 is the lowest average.
Georgia motorists were paying much less than the national average Monday, which the surveys pegged at just under $2.37 a gallon, up 2.5-3 cents in a week and more than 17 cents since last month.
"This year will see a new administration take over, perhaps the most oil-friendly in some time, with many unknowns in regard to policy changes".
Gas prices have tracked the rise in crude over the past month or so, following the deal by OPEC and other major oil producers to cut output. Leading states higher was DE, rising 8.1 cents to $2.39, Pennsylvania rose 7.8 cents to $2.64, OR saw a 7.1 cent rise to $2.53 and Washington a 6.9 cent rise to $2.72 per gallon. Gasoline inventories soared last week, building supplies of winter gasoline at a time of year demand has been tepid at best.
In New York State, the average is $2.54 per gallon, up 2 cents from last week.
A gasoline stockpile along with frigid weather on the East Cost and heavy rain on the West Coast should help gasoline prices hold steady this week across the USA, according to GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Gregg Laskoski.
Motorists will spend $52 billion more on fuel this year than last, an increase of almost 10 percent, GasBuddy estimates.
It's costing more to fill up your tank across SC as gasoline prices continue to rise.
The increases have an immediate impact on household budgets as more and more money goes into consumer gas tanks. A year ago, the average price was $2.19. "Forecasting the direction of that 'barometer, ' the potential trouble-spots and how the trends are likely to translate into dollars and cents affords us the opportunity to share insights that help everyone save money, even when prices are climbing".