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Gas prices climbing across Alabama, nation

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Are you feeling the squeeze on your wallet when you stop at the gas station? Chances are you've noticed the price per gallon is going up.

In Alabama, the average price has jumped 11 cents in just a week.

According to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the current average price in the Montgomery area for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.60, up 12 cents over the last week and a whopping 40 cents from just one month ago.

Alabama's capital city has the highest average price per gallon in the state. Mobile and Tuscaloosa  average $3.46, Birmingham averages $3.48 and Huntsville averages $3.53 for a gallon of regular gas.

The statewide average is $3.51 with midgrade at $3.69, premium at $3.89 and diesel at $3.82.

Nationwide, Hawaii tops the list of most expensive fuel with a gallon costing an average $4.30. California is the only other state with an average above the $4 mark. It's $4.06.

Montana has the lowest average at $3.30.

The rising unrest in Ukraine is being blamed for rising prices. Wednesday, oil rose to $103 per barrel

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