Gas prices are on the rise both locally and nationally. In just the past week, gas prices in the Omaha area have risen 8.4 cents.
The average for a gallon of unleaded is now $3.57, where the national average is just slightly lower at $3.55/gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.
Including that local price change, prices on Sunday were 9.8 cents per gallon higher than they were exactly one year ago. And since just last month, prices have risen 50.3 cents per gallon.
The national average has increased just 28.2 cents over the past month, and that price stands at 7.2 cents per gallon higher than it was a year ago.
Experts say the blizzard that hit the midwest and northeast actually slowed the increasing prices. However, those on the west coast weren't so lucky.
"California has seen its average price increase by 14 cents per gallon over the past week, doubling the rate of increase over the same period for the rest of the country," said senior petroleum analyst Gregg Laskoski.