Gas prices are on the rise this week in Northeast Ohio.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline is 13 cents higher, coming in at $3.644 per gallon.

According to AAA East Central's Gas Price Report, the average is about 25 cents higher than the same time last year.

Niles is listed as having the lowest price in the Mahoning Valley at $3.606, followed by Youngstown at $3.621.

The national average price per gallon also rose this week by five cents to $3.88.

AAA said the primary reason for the jump is a surge in oil costs, which are hovering around $90 per barrel. While oil prices are up, gas demand is down significantly, going from 9.32 million barrels per day down to 8.31 million. The U.S.'s gasoline supply is also higher from last week by more than five million barrels.

While gas demand decreased and domestic supply increased, the higher-than-normal oil prices have pushed the price at the gas pump upward.