US gas prices are up from last year, but down from last month
Higher start to October than usual
Scripps National Desk
1:55 PM, Oct 16, 2017
If fuel prices seem higher than usual, they are. But they're down from last month's prices, gas market watchdogs say.
AAA says October has had the highest prices the nation has seen in the beginning of the month in two years, and fall is typically a time drivers expect prices to decrease. It's simply not the case this year, AAA says on its website.
According to fuel price tracking website GasBuddy, the average price in the U.S. as of Monday, Oct. 16 is $2.45 per gallon of unleaded gas. Prices are higher in the west, with Californians paying up — an average of $3.08 per gallon. In neighboring Nevada, it's $2.79.