- Posted July 5, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Surging gas prices
National Gas Prices - A Snapshot - Special Edition
Usually I put out the National Snaphot on Monday, but with news coming from sources all over the nation of sudden increases in gas prices, I thought we should take at trip across the US of A and check out how much pain there is at the pump.
Was there pain over the 4th of July holiday?
In our National Snapshot, we look at a select city in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. Signs are that the pump readings are starting to rise once more.
Here in the Cornfield, gas costs ranged from $3.08 today up 12 cents in the state capitol of Indianapolis from Monday to $3.23 and stable in Terre Haute while it is $3.26 down 3 cents from Monday in the Cornfield.
What I found is that in 17 locations the price of gas was down. This was offset by 20 locations that saw cost going up. That means in 14 locations the pump reading was unchanged.
The current national average gas cost is $3.387 or up 2 cents on average. Oil per barrel is up to $87.270 or almost $5 per barrel.
To compare today's findings with Monday's: http://marksden.com/blog/blog2.php/national-gas-prices-a-snapshot-17
Once more we turn to the good folks at GasBuddy.com to get an idea what happened with gas costs over the past 3 days.
Montgomery, Alabama: $2.83 unchanged per gallon
Anchorage, Alaska: $3.84 down 6 cents per gallon
Phoenix, Arizona: $3.16 down 7 cents per gallon
Little Rock, Arkansas: $2.91 unchanged per gallon
Los Angeles, California: $3.45 up 2 cents per gallon
Denver, Colorado: $3.40 up 8 cents per gallon
Hartford, Connecticutt: $3.36 down 5 cents per gallon
Wilmington, Delaware: $3.24 up 4 cents per gallon
Orlando, Florida: $2.92 unchanged per gallon
Atlanta, Georgia: $2.95 up 1 cent per gallon
Honolulu, Hawaii: $3.84 unchanged per gallon
Boise, Idaho: $3.45 down 4 cents per gallon
Peoria, Illinois: $3.23 up 3 cents per gallon
Indianapolis, Indiana: $3.08 up 12 cents per gallon
Des Moines, Iowa: $3.09 unchanged per gallon
Topeka, Kansas: $3.14 up 6 cents per gallon
Lexington, Kentucky: $2.99 up 3 cents per gallon
New Orleans, Louisiana: $2.81 unchanged per gallon
Bangor, Maine: $3.26 up 5 cents per gallon
Baltimore, Maryland: $3.15 up 2 cents per gallon
Boston, Massachusetts: $3.19 unchanged per gallon
Grand Rapids, Michigan: $3.30 up 18 cents per gallon
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota: $3.21 unchanged per gallon
Jackson, Mississippi: $2.85 up 4 cents per gallon
St. Louis, Missouri: $3.02 up 5 cents per gallon
Billings, Montana: $3.39 down 3 cents per gallon
Omaha, Nebraska: $3.15 down 1 cent per gallon
Las Vegas, Nevada: $3.25 down 4 cents per gallon
Manchester, New Hampshire: $3.21 down 1 cent per gallon
Trenton, New Jersey: $3.14 unchanged per gallon
Albuquerque, New Mexico: $3.08 unchanged per gallon
Long Island, New York: $3.25 down 14 cents per gallon
Raleigh, North Carolina: $3.06 up 1 cent per gallon
Fargo, North Dakota: $3.25 down 3 cents per gallon
Columbus, Ohio: $3.15 up 11 cents per gallon
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: $2.99 up 4 cents per gallon
Portland, Oregon: $3.32 down 2 cents per gallon
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: $3.12 up 6 cents per gallon
Providence, Rhode Island: $3.30 unchanged per gallon
Columbia, South Carolina: $2.77 up 2 cents per gallon
Sioux Falls, South Dakota: $3.19 down 7 cents per gallon
Nashville, Tennessee: $2.92 up 3 cents per gallon
Dallas, Texas: $2.89 down 9 cents per gallon
Salt Lake City, Utah: $3.32 down 6 cents per gallon
Burlington, Vermont: $3.52 down 3 cents per gallon
Richmond, Virginia: $2.97 up 5 cents per gallon
Seattle, Washington: $3.23 down 5 cents per gallon
Washington, District of Columbia: $3.26 unchanged per gallon
Charleston, West Virginia: $3.35 unchanged per gallon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: $3.27 up 12 cents per gallon
Cheyenne, Wyoming: $3.13 down 7 cents per gallon
From the Cornfield, we will continue to monitor gas prices each week up until the November presidential election as whatever the pain at the pump it could impact whether Americans turn out for President Barack Obama or presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.