Gas prices climb 19 cents over 2 weeks

May 31, 2009 7:41:28 PM PDT
The U.S. price of gasoline jumped 19 cents a gallon during the past two weeks, but remains well below prices from a year ago. That's according to the national Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday.

Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average price of regular gasoline was $2.49 a gallon Friday, when the survey was completed.

That's up 54 cents from ten weeks ago, with most of the rise occurring during May.

The average price for a gallon of mid-grade was $2.62. Premium was at $2.73.

Tucson had the country's lowest price - $2.22 for a gallon of regular. The highest was in Chicago, at $2.76.

The lowest price in California was $2.65 a gallon in Fresno and Bakersfield, and the highest was $2.72 in San Francisco.


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