Gas Prices on the Rise in Iowa

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(Undated) -- Gas prices are on the rise in Iowa, but still remain under the national average.

According to the American Automobile Association, the average price for regular unleaded in Iowa is $3.23 a gallon, and the U.S. average price sits at $3.44 a gallon.

The national average is up nearly 14 cents from last month. Both the U.S. and Iowa's average gas prices are up 8 cents from last week, but Iowa's monthly jump is nearly 18 cents.

Gas prices are rising even sharper in Des Moines where the average is up nearly 22 cents in the last month. Some of the most expensive gas in Iowa is in Dubuque, where the average is over $3.32 a gallon.

AAA reports the average gas price for Iowa's largest cities are the following:

Ames: $3.27

Cedar Rapids: $3.22

Council Bluffs: $3.22

Des Moines: $3.25

Dubuque: $3.32

Iowa City: $3.20

Iowa Quad Cities: $3.19

Illinois Quad Cities: $3.54

Sioux City: $3.26

Waterloo-Cedar Falls: $3.20

More info on national and state average gas prices can be found in the earlier hyperlinks.

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