Have you been wincing a little more lately? Usually as you pass by a gas station and see that the price of petrol has gone up some more? Yeah, me too.

The average price of gas in South Dakota has jumped almost a nickel in the last week, climbing 4 cents per gallon. The price was the same a month ago as it is now, but while it is on the rise, one year ago we were paying $2.88 per gallon.

“Gas prices continue to increase for the majority of motorists east of the Mississippi, while those filling up in the West Coast and Rockies regions are seeing a bit of a reprieve at the pump,” said Marilyn Buskohl, AAA spokesperson. “While the national average is up, only seven states have gas price averages of $3/gallon or more. And notably, compared to the same time last year, the average is still eight cents cheaper.”

In Sioux Falls the average price has jumped by a nickel over last week to $2.64 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. Several places have gas as low as $2.45 per gallon but most are selling regular unleaded for between $2.63 and $2.69.

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