Gas prices up across the state

Gas prices have gone up in Indiana.

The statewide average for gas today is $2.22 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. That’s up nine cents from where it was this time last week.

“According to GasBuddy data, gasoline demand continues to struggle as of late, hitting some mid-summer blues as coronavirus cases continue to see upward movement in more states, but it hasn’t been a sharp enough drop to push gas prices lower last week,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

DeHaan says prices for this time of year remain the lowest they’ve been in over 15 years, but he also issues a word of caution.

“It’s still easy to spend more than you need to on gas by letting your guard down, especially now with several states raising gasoline taxes in the midst of summer. For now, I continue to expect gas prices to move sideways- that is- the lack of a clear national trend for now, some will rise, some will fall, as we remain in a COVID-19 holding pattern,” DeHaan continued.

Oil and gas analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey calls gas demand “extremely low.”

The average price for gas in Indianapolis is $2.22. It’s $2.25 in Fort Wayne and $2.18 in Evansville. The cheapest gas in the state is in Elkhart where it’s $1.86.