DETROIT -- Motorists have had a relatively painless week at the pump. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased a penny since Tuesday to $2.32, according to AAA.
Gasoline increases slowed as the price of a barrel of crude oil slipped to $58.47 Friday morning after lurking near $60 on Tuesday.
A gallon of unleaded gasoline was $2.13 a month ago and $1.91 in mid-July, 2004.
Diesel fuel also increased a penny since Tuesday to $2.46. Last month at this time it was $2.33. A year ago it was $1.80.
AAA of Hawthorne, Fla., does a survey of more than 60,000 self-serve gasoline stations daily. Its findings are reported on www.fuelguagereport.com.
The highest recorded price of a gallon of unleaded gas is $3.10, in Death Valley, Calif., according to GasPriceWatch.com. Motorists in Memphis, Tenn., have a chance to fill up with the cheapest recorded price at $1.99.
GasPriceWatch has volunteer spotters who record more than 72,000 prices weekly.
|National Unleaded Average|
|Month Ago Avg.||$2.13||$2.26||$2.35||$2.33|
|Year Ago Avg.||$1.91||$2.03||$2.10||$1.80|
*Prices are in US dollars per gallon