Gas prices in Northeast Ohio continue to climb for yet another week as prices for oil continue to rise.

This week, the average price for gasoline in Northeast Ohio is $4.458 per gallon compared to last week's $4.269 per gallon and last year's $2.94 per gallon.

The national average for a gallon of gas has either remained flat or risen each day since April 24 and has been setting new records each day since May 10. 

Gasoline now costs $1.05 more than the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, causing uncertainty in the oil market keeping oil costs elevated.

With Memorial Day travel kicking in, seasonal gas demand is rising even more as drivers start hitting the road.

New EIA data shows total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 4.8 million barrels to 220.2 million barrels last week with tighter supply and increased demand pushing pump prices higher.

At the close of Friday's formal trading session, West Texas Intermediate increased by $1.02 to settle at $113.23 per barrel. Nearly $3 higher than the previous week.

Crude prices rose after EIA reported domestic crude supply decreased by 3.4 million barrels to 420.8 million barrels. The current level is approximately 13.4% lower than the second week of May 2021.