COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus drivers continue to see rising prices at the pump.  

According to GasBuddy, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Columbus area is up 22.5 cents in the last week, averaging $5.03, Monday. That is 76.9 cents higher than a month ago and $1.93 higher than a year ago.  

The cheapest price for a gallon of gas around Columbus was $4.79, while the most expensive was $5.99. 

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of gas is $5.01, up 15.7 cents from the previous week and up 57.1 cents from a month ago.