PAUL SWANSON | Flickr Creative Commons

PAUL SWANSON | Flickr Creative Commons

Gas prices have increased again in the state of Idaho. Rexburg gas stations have increased their prices from $2.50 per gallon to $2.80 per gallon over the last month, according to

This increase mirrors a national trend. The nation has averaged a 27 cent increase over the last month, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Nathan Lum, a sophomore studying biology, said gas prices really affect students.

“Many students like to go home for the weekends,” he said. “We really enjoyed the nice break from expensive prices these last six or so months, but now it’s getting harder to get places.”

The national average for unleaded fuel currently is $2.59 per gallon, according to U.S. News.

Only 0.6 percent of U.S. stations report prices under $2.25 per gallon, according to GasBuddy, a website that reports national fuel prices.

Gas prices are increasing because of the increase of crude oil prices, according to U.S. News.

Increases in gas prices seem especially steep given that stations only charged $1.80 per gallon as recently as February, according to GasBuddy.