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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Average gas prices in Richmond rose six cents a gallon over the last week, according to gas price website The website reported national prices rose, on average, four and a half cents per gallon during that same time.

The average price for a gallon of gas in Richmond rose to $3.84 a gallon, compared to $3.86 a gallon nationally.

“The national average has risen 21 consecutive days, according to our data, a troubling sign. Typically we expect such increases to occur more so in April,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan in a press release. “We’re 31-cents per gallon ahead of our year ago pace, and I’m seriously contemplating revising my January forecasts upward having seen things race higher, faster than expected. If there’s any ounce of good news for motorists, its that such high prices so quickly may mean prices will peak in April rather than May,” DeHaan said.

Gas prices in Richmond are 37 cents more today than on this day last year. Prices have increased 29 cents in the last month, according to the website.