Drivers received another dose of sticker shock as they pulled in to fill up their gas tanks Friday morning. Once again this week, the price per gallon rose in Mid-Michigan, leaving us with an average per gallon price of $2.389 according to Gas Buddy. That's an increase of 17 cents from one week ago, and also 17 cents higher than the national average. Last week, prices also took a hike.

Gas Buddy says that our average area prices have gone up by more than 20 cents per gallon in the last month. But, we're still much lower than a year ago when we were paying an average of $2.57 per gallon. They project a downward trend in the upcoming week...but, they also said that last weekend. Currently, the lowest prices reported are in Charlotte and St. Johns.