The national average price of gasoline climbed to $3.843 per gallon this week, but five gas stations in Sheridan have set their prices at $3.599. Other prices found around town range all the way up to $3.699.
The national average has risen 15 cents from two weeks ago, and motoristis in at least eight states are playing upward of $4 per gallon.The Associated Press reports gasoline prices have jumped 1.5 cents, the largest gain in two weeks.
On Saturday, gasoline suppliers can start to sell less expensive blends of winter gasoline, which means summer supplies of gasoline are low in some parts of the country. The Associated Press also reports unrelated, unspecified refinery issues are causing other temporary shortages.
Benchmark oil rose 36 cents to $96.91 per barrel in New York, and prices are up across the board. The AP says investors may be waiting to see if more economic aid is coming from the Federal level.