Gas prices increase slightly in Springs

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Gasoline prices in Colorado Springs were up 1.5 cents during the past week, a much lower gain than in the rest of the nation.

Average gas prices rose to $2.46 in Colorado Springs, while the national average increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week – making the national average $2.65, according to gasoline price Web site www.coloradospringsgasprices.com.

Current prices are 68.3 cents per gallon higher than this time last year and are 7.3 cents lower than a month ago. The national average decreased 6.9 cents per gallon during the last month and is 75.4 cents higher than a year ago.