(WSVN) - Gas prices have risen over the past week leading some industry leaders fearing for consumers.

The national average gas price currently sits at $4.10 per gallon, according to AAA.

One expert said the average could climb back up another seven to 12¢.

The White House has released the country’s oil reserves and will allow gas with ethanol to be sold during the summer months to fight the surge.

This is a direct reaction to the invasion of Ukraine as western countries continue isolating the Russian economy.

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