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Gas prices jump up 6-cents in Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.46/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Minnesota during the past week, prices yesterday were 106.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 31.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 28.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 103.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“Drivers are finally getting a break from the big rise in gasoline prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.

“Gas prices have finally starting to cool off after coming into March like a lion- we can only hope they go out like a lamb.”