(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – Gasoline prices took a leap in the area on Wednesday.

Thursday morning’s AAA average across the Canton-Massillon metro area shows regular at $2.88 a gallon, up 15-cents from Wednesday morning.

Many stations are posting $2.95.

It’s a nationwide trend.

The auto agency points to higher crude prices, more demand, and falling supplies.

The local average is higher than the state and national average.