Fuel costs are one of the many things that have seen a price increase in the early part of 2022. Currently gas locally is $3.09 per gallon. As we near the beginning of February, you can compare that number to that of last year and see that gas was about $2.40 per gallon. The reason gas prices have been inching up is due to the Russia and Ukraine issue surrounding crude oil. For the time being, oil will likely stay at around $80 per barrel. If the situation between those two countries goes south, we could be looking at an even more significant rise in gas prices. Nationally, the average price of gas per gallon has risen almost 2 cents per gallon, for an average of $3.32 per gallon.