Gasoline prices have jumped 20 cents in the last week in Palm Beach County. The average price for regular grade was at $3.97 Thursday, and prices at many stations are already above $4 a gallon.
Even more troublesome for motorists is the 45 cents per gallon increase locally over the last month. The 34 consecutive days of increases is the longest streak since the national average jumped 44 cents over 44 days from March 22 through May 5, 2011, AAA said.
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