It’s hard to believe that just two years ago, on December 28, 2008, gas hit the lowest price in Cedar Springs that it had been in five years at $1.40 per gallon. On Tuesday, December 28, 2010, it was $3.17 in Cedar Springs after a rise in oil prices (over $90/barrel) sent gas prices soaring again. On Wednesday it had dropped to $3.15.
According to GrandRapidsGasPrices.com, average retail gasoline prices in Grand Rapids have risen 6.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.14/g Monday.This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.03/g.
Including the change in gas prices in Grand Rapids during the past week, prices Monday were 52.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 38.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 17.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 42.9 cents per gallon higher than one year ago.