DETROIT -- Crude oil prices on Tuesday afternoon were retreating from record highs, but prices at the pump continue to climb.
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline stood at $2.21, according to AAA, up 2 cents from last Friday. One month ago, the average price stood at $2.10 a gallon; one year ago, it was $1.92.
Drivers of diesel vehicles are paying an average of $2.38 a gallon for fuel, up 1 cent from four days ago. That is just 1 cent under AAA's record high of $2.39 a gallon for diesel. A year ago, diesel drivers were paying only $1.78 a gallon.
AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla., surveys more than 60,000 self-serve gasoline stations daily and reports its findings on www.fuelgaugereport.com.
At the street level, the most expensive gallon of unleaded gasoline can be found in San Francisco at $2.79, according to GasPriceWatch.com. But the fuel can still be found for less than $2 a gallon in Carrollton, Ky., where a station has a posted price of $1.93.
GasPriceWatch.com uses volunteer spotters to report more than 55,000 prices.
|National Unleaded Average|
|Month Ago Avg.||$2.10||$2.23||$2.32||$2.25|
|Year Ago Avg.||$1.92||$2.04||$2.11||$1.78|
|*Prices are in US dollars per gallon|
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