Gas prices jump in Colorado

Photo: Gas prices pumpGas prices in Colorado jumped almost 9 cents a gallon in the last week, acccording to The average in the state is $3.57 a gallon.

Prices across the nation rose due to the turmoil in Iraq.

"Most of what we’re seeing is because of the situation that is ongoing in Iraq," analyst Patrick DeHaan says. "Oil prices on the day that that hit the press jumped about $2 per barrel. Wholesale gasoline prices jumped about 9 cents a gallon."

DeHaan says prices should stabalize unless the situation in Iraq disrupts the supply of oil.

Gas prices in Colorado are about 7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. They are also lower than the national average of $3.68 a gallon.

The website shows the lowest price in the state is in Denver at $3.34 a gallon, and the highest price, $4.19 a gallon, is in Snowmass and Silverthorne.