By now, you've likely noticed that Mid-Michigan gas price signs aren't as aesthetically pleasing as they were a month ago. In fact, according to gasbuddy.com, the average for a gallon of gas around Lansing is up nearly 50 cents from a month ago, averaging almost $2.38 per gallon. It's a frustrating fact for area drivers, but keeping things in perspective, we're still far better off than we were a year ago. Gas prices were just over $3.60 per gallon in February of 2014. Experts suggest that prices will continue rise during the coming weeks.