Your gas pains are not going away anytime soon

As the temperatures rise, so do gas prices in Ohio and Michigan. Auto club AAA says the average price for unleaded in both Ohio and Michigan have shot up over the last week.

AAA says the the statewide average price for regular-grade gasoline in Ohio is $3.88 a gallon, up from $3.80 last Monday. The current national average is $3.77. To put that into perspective, Ohio motorists were paying about a $1 less, averaging $2.63 for regular.

But if you thought it was bad in Ohio, gas pains for drivers in the Buckeye State are nowhere near as bad for Michigan motorists.

AAA Michigan says gasoline prices are up 17 cents over the past week to a statewide average of $4.12. That is about $1.37 per gallon higher than last year at this time.

You can always find cheaper gas prices in your neighborhood by checking out the NBC 24 Pump Patrol.

Are you planning your summer vacations around the high cost of gas? Are you going to use an alternative way to get to your destination? Do you think President Obama should begin using U.S. natural resources to help curb the rising cost of fuel? Post your comments below.