DETROIT -- With the price of crude oil slinking upward, motorists will likely soon feel pain at the pump. The commodity was trading at about $55 a barrel on Tuesday, up slightly from a week ago, and a jump from its $47 price per barrel in mid-May.
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.13 Tuesday, an increase of 2 cents from June 7, according to AAA of Hawthorne, Fla. That's still cheaper than month ago, when the average price was $2.17. It was $1.99 in June 2004.
Drivers fueling up with diesel paid $2.33 Tuesday, up from $2.28 on June 7. A month ago the average cost was $2.31. In June 2004, the per-gallon price was $1.80.
AAA surveys more than 60,000 self-serve gas stations daily and reports the results on fuelgaugereport.com.
GasPriceWatch.com says drivers in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, are paying the most for a gallon of gasoline, $2.72. Motorists in Blacksburg, S.C., are getting the cheapest gasoline at a station is charging $1.85.
GasPriceWatch.com uses volunteer spotters to report more than 55,000 prices.
|National Unleaded Average|
|Month Ago Avg.||$2.17||$2.31||$2.39||$2.31|
|Year Ago Avg.||$1.99||$2.12||$2.19||$1.80|
|*Prices are in US dollars per gallon|