ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gas prices in Alaska are on the rise, with Gasprices.com saying the statewide average is $4.52 a gallon.
The national average is $3.73 a gallon, but in Anchorage the average is $4.36 -- more than 10 cents higher than it was last week. In rural Alaska the prices are even higher, closer to $7 or $8 a gallon.
Many drivers in Anchorage say they aren’t happy.
“I think it’s crazy it’s so expensive,” said local driver Josh Bishop.
Joey Dermody, who’s originally from Ireland, told Channel 2 Alaska is a cheaper place to drive compared to his home country.
“In Ireland you can pay $6, $7 dollars a gallon -- compared to that it’s a bit cheaper,” Dermody said.
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