COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus drivers saw a jump in gas prices during the past week.  

According to GasBuddy, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Columbus area was $3.88, which is 17.5 cents higher than last week. Prices are down 1.6 cents from a month ago, but $1.13 higher than a year ago.  

GasBuddy reports the cheapest gas station in the Columbus area was priced at $3.72 a gallon, while the most expensive was $4.09.  

Nationally, the price for a gallon of gas was up 6.9 cents since last week and is averaging $4.17 a gallon.