With the recent increase in the price of oil and demand increasing now that winter has finally let go, the price of gasoline has increased quite a bit in the last month or so.

As of Wednesday, prices for regular gas around Boone range from 2.73 to 2.79.

In Newland prices range from 2.74 to 2.79.

In the Jeffersons, prices are around 2.54 a gallon.

Prices in Lenoir are around 2.65.

In the Wilkesboros, prices range mostly from 2.55 to 2.65.

Gas prices have been on a gradual climb since June of last year, when average prices were around 2.30 a gallon.