FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The cost of a gallon of gasoline has climbed even higher in Fort Wayne.

Numerous stations around the city reported regular gas at $4.39 a gallon Monday, after hovering around $4.15 lately.

Gas prices have climbed steadily the last few months. In early March, the price at the pump hit $4.25 a gallon for regular unleaded, but fell to below $4 a gallon a short time later before prices climbed back up.

GasBuddy said Monday that the nation’s average gas price has risen for the third straight week, up to $4.31 per gallon. The national average is up 19.6 cents from a month ago, GasBuddy said.

GasBuddy blamed the most recent climb on the EU plan to sanction Russian oil. 

People filling up their tanks at the Marathon gas station on the corner of Coliseum Boulevard and Hobson Road were not happy. Below is what drivers had to say…

Simon Espinoza: “It stinks, but there’s not much we can do about it….we still gotta get back and forth to work.”
Angie Sweet: “It is what it is…I mean, in all honesty I have to get to work…I’ll pay what I have to.”
Johnnie Mae Moore: “You got to do what you got to do…I mean, I just think it’s really crazy that we have to pay these kinds of prices.”
Eddie Boulden: “When I moved to Indiana, it was like a dollar twenty, like not even two bucks when I moved up here…now it’s pushing five…it’s crazy.”
Angie Sweet: “I just have been careful…like I don’t travel unnecessary right now…kind of like when the pandemic started…my essential travel is essential travel, that’s all.”
Johnnie Mae Moore: “I have to go to work, I have to go other places that I’d normally go and I just do it. Now if it gets up to five dollars or six dollars, I’m not sure.”