Gas prices in West Virginia have shot up 15 cents in the past week and average $3.80 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
AAA East Central says gas prices are 40 cents higher than they were a year ago.
Current prices range from $3.68 in Parkersburg to $3.98 in Martinsburg.
Nationally, gas prices average 3.72. Analysts say the national average could peak in late April as high as $4.25 per gallon.