Gas prices approaching $4.00 per gallon

Gas prices continue to rise in the Flint area

According to GasBuddy average retail prices of gasoline in Flint have gone up 4 cents per gallon in the past week.

This gives an average price in the Flint area of $3.91 per gallon.

Including this increase, gas prices are up 43.7 cents higher compared to this same time last year in the Flint area.

"The steady climb of retail gas prices is likely to continue following double-digit increases in wholesale prices with fuel production tightening in the majority of the country's refineries," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski. "Los Angeles has climbed to $4.28 per gallon with a 55-cent average price increase in the past month, and that rate was surpassed in Chicago ($4.09 average price) and Detroit ($3.86 per gallon average), where motorists saw 63- and 64-cent respective increases over the same period. New York crossed the $4 threshhold too."