DETROIT -- Gasoline prices continued their slow rise over the past four days, as vacation season approaches with most schools down to their final week or two of classes.
Meanwhile, the price of crude oil for future delivery on Tuesday slipped below the $54 a barrel mark on reports that fuel inventories were beginning to climb.
The average price of a gallon on unleaded gasoline creeped up to $2.11 on Tuesday, according to AAA of Hawthorne, Fla. That's up 1 cent from four days ago. In early May, the average price stood at $2.22 a gallon. In June 2004 it was $2.04 a gallon.
Drivers of diesel-powered vehicles are paying an average of $2.28 a gallon for fuel, up 3 cents from Friday, June 3. One month ago, they were paying an average of $ 2.33 a gallon. In early June 2004, the price stood at $1.82 a gallon.
AAA monitors credit card transactions at 60,000 self-serve fuel stations nationwide. It posts its findings at www.fuelgaugereport.com.
People in Waddy, Ky., are able to fill their fuel tanks with unleaded gasoline at $1.78 a gallon, according to the spotters at GasPriceWatch.com In San Diego, though, at least one gasoline station is charging $2.79 for a gallon of unleaded gasoline.
GasPriceWatch.com gathers more than 70,000 prices submitted by volunteer spotters.
|National Unleaded Average|
|Month Ago Avg.||$2.20||$2.34||$2.42||$2.33|
|Year Ago Avg.||$2.04||$2.16||$2.24||$1.82|
|*Prices are in US dollars per gallon|
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