DETROIT -- Relief is not in sight for motorists as the price of a barrel of oil hovers around the $60 mark.
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline is up to $2.31 in the United States. That's eight cents higher than prices recorded on July 1, according to AAA of Hawthorne, Fla. Gasoline prices have already risen two cents from Monday. A month ago, gasoline prices averaged $2.13 a gallon. In July 2004 it was $1.90.
Diesel fuel is $2.45, up six cents from July 1. A month ago it was $2.32, while in July 2004 it was $1.79.
Oil was trading at $59.65 Tuesday morning.
AAA does a survey of more than 60,000 self-serve gas stations daily. Its results are reported on www.fuelguagereport.com.
While the average price has climbed since the 4th of July holiday weekend, most drivers in the United States aren't feeling as much pain at the pump as those in San Francisco, Calif., where the price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $2.89. That's tops in the country, according to GasPriceWatch.com.
The lowest price was $1.99, in Casper, Wyo.
GasPriceWatch.com has volunteer spotters who record more than 67,000 prices weekly.
|National Unleaded Average|
|Month Ago Avg.||$2.13||$2.26||$2.34||$2.32|
|Year Ago Avg.||$1.90||$2.01||$2.09||$1.79|
|*Prices are in US dollars per gallon|