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Gas Prices Rise Across Nation - Oregon Bucks That Trend

In a week marked by rising pump prices in most states, Oregon stands as an outlier with a continued decline in gas prices. The fluctuation is attributed to a nationwide rebound from winter weather events and an uptick in crude oil prices spurred by positive economic indicators and escalating tensions in the Middle East.

The national average for regular gasoline saw a four-cent increase to $3.13 per gallon for the week. Contrarily, Oregon experienced a two-cent decrease, settling at $3.62 per gallon.

Marie Dodds, the public affairs director for AAA Oregon/Idaho, said, "Pump prices had been m...