Gas prices have jumped five cents per gallon nationally in the past week. The average price in the state has slightly increased. AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for today’s average gas prices:
• Wilkes-Barre area gas average at $2.07 today, up eight cents from a week ago. The Wilkes-Barre average at this time a year ago was $2.57.
• Pennsylvania gas average at $2.06 today, up a penny overnight and up six cents in the last week. The state average at this time a year ago was $2.57.
• National gas average at $1.98 today, up 5 cents in the last week. The national average at this time one year ago was $2.43.