On Monday, many stations in the metro area were selling gas for around $3.65, and then the prices jumped to $3.89 a gallon by the evening.
The spike in prices comes as the summer driving season ramps up.
Right now, the average in Indiana is $3.78 a gallon and the national average is $3.73 a gallon.
The Energy Information Administration said Americans are paying $3.75 a gallon on average, which is down 3.6 cents from last week and 18.7 cents from the peak for the year on April 2.
Last year, prices climbed into May before peaking for the year at $3.96 a gallon nationally.
This year, prices started falling earlier, and that could mean drivers are now paying about 21 cents less per gallon than they were a year ago.
There are also signs the relief could last a while longer.
The price of crude oil fell again on Monday and is now down 4 percent this year. Gasoline futures also fell 1.5 percent, erasing last week’s 1 percent gain and pointing to potentially lower prices at the pump down the road.