AAA Michigan: Gas prices up 7 cents

"The increase in USA domestic oil production has helped to counter-balance OPEC's production cuts, sending gas prices down slowly", said Tammy Arnette, Senior Public Affairs Specialist for AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Nationally, gas prices crawled up from $2.27 to $2.28 last week, while Georgia's average price of $2.18 was unchanged in the same period, the auto club said.

Average retail gasoline prices in Appleton have risen 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.19 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 145 gas outlets in Appleton.

Rockford's average per-gallon price is $2.29.

The prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gas on Monday across the Bradenton-Sarasota area, according to AAA. The others are Hawaii, California, Washington and Alaska. That's a jump of four cents per gallon in the last week. It was the fifth consecutive week that Marquette had the highest average price in the state.

Gas prices in Rockford are down 3.4 cents compared to a week ago. U.S crude oil production is forecast to average 9.0 million b/d in 2017 and 9.5 million b/d in 2018.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimated that U.S. gasoline demand in January was down 6 percent from January 2016. Although current gas prices are lower than what we were paying a month ago - $2.44 a gallon.