Gas prices held steady during the first week of 2018 across Southwest Florida. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded across the Suncoast was $2.42 on Monday.

That’s unchaged from a week ago, but 3 cents higher than the same time last year.

The national average price for regular unleaded was $2.49, down a half-cent over the week. The Florida average of $2.44 was unchanged. Locally, prices range from $2.32 in Punta Gorda to around $2.40 in North Port.