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Gas in MN costs significantly more than it did last week (and last year)

AAA says Minnesota's gas prices are up about 7 cents in a week, and 27 cents in a month.

If you've filled up with gas lately and felt you were paying a lot, it's not just you – gas is pretty expensive for this time of year.

In fact, AAA says we just had the most expensive New Year's gas prices since 2014.

The average price in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2017 was $2.34 per gallon. On average, pump prices increased by 5 cents in a week, by 18 cents per gallon in a month, and are up 34 cents on the year.

That certainly adds up.

GasBuddy says Minnesota's prices – on average – are lower than the rest of the country's. As of Monday, gas here is about $2.28 per gallon – but it ranges from $2.04 to $2.49 depending where you're filling up. One year ago, it was $1.86.

So we're not listed in the top 10 states with the highest gas prices, like Hawaii where gas is $3.01 per gallon. But we're not considered some of the least expensive, either. In South Carolina, gas is $2.10.

Still, gas prices in Minnesota have jumped significantly. AAA says Minnesota's up about 7 cents in a week, and 27 cents in a month.

And GasBuddy says prices are still rising.

According to AAA, gas prices tend to dip mid to late January. Then they steadily increase until July, and start dropping again.

You can find current gas prices here.

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