Gas prices are on the rise again across the nation and in Ohio. 

The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio is nine cents higher this week at #3.65 per gallon, according to Triple A East Central's Gas Price Report. 

This week's average prices:

Northeast Ohio Average $3.695

Average during the week of September 26, 2022: $3.601

Average during the week of October 4, 2021 $3.139. 

Average prices of the unleaded self-service gasoline in various areas:

- $3.674 Alliance
- $3.720 Ashland
- $3.629 Ashtabula
- $3.732 Aurora
- $3.758 Chesterland
- $3.765 Cleveland
- $3.723 Elyria
- $3.686 Independence
- $3.574 Lorain
- $3.706 Lyndhurst
- $3.621 Massillon
- $3.683 Mentor
- $3.685 New Philadelphia
- $3.674 Niles
- $3.792 Norwalk
- $3.741 Oberlin
- $3.683 Parma
- $3.609 Ravenna
- $3.799 Solon
- $3.708 Willard
- $3.630 Youngstown

The national average pump price for a gallon of gas increased seven cents over the past week to hit $3.79. The rise in prices is mainly due to tight supply and increased demand. 

According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased nationally from 8.32 million barrels per day to 8.83 million barrels per day last week.

Total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 2.4 million barrels to 212.2 million barrels.
The regional differences in gas prices are stark now with prices on the West Coast hitting $6 a gallon and higher, while Texas and Gulf Coast states have prices dipping below $3 in some areas.

Meanwhile, gas prices in the upper Midwest have risen since a deadly refinery fire on September 20 in Toledo, Ohio, which closed the plant. According to the latest reports, the 160,000 barrel-per-day BP-Husky Toledo refinery could be down for months.