DETROIT -- There has been little change in the average price of gasoline and diesel fuel over the past week, according to AAA.
But a spike in crude oil prices to $60 a barrel, prompted by a fire at a BP plant in Texas on Thursday, July 28, could push up prices at the gasoline pump over the next several days.
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $2.29, says AAA of Hawthorne, Fla. That's down 1 cent from a week ago. One year ago, the average price stood at $1.90.
Drivers who need to pump diesel fuel are paying an average of $2.42 a gallon, down 2 cents from a week ago, AAA says. One year ago, diesel was selling for an average of $1.81 a gallon.
AAA surveys more than 60,000 self-serve fuel stations daily and reports its findings at www.fuelgaugereport.com.
The cheapest gallon of gasoline can be found in Edinburg, Texas, at $1.95 a gallon, according to GasPriceWatch.com.
Meanwhile, drivers in Wailuku, Hawaii, are paying $2.89 a gallon, the most expensive gasoline reported to the Web site.
GasPriceWatch uses volunteer spotters who submit more than 72,000 prices a week.
|National Unleaded Average|
|Month Ago Avg.||$2.21||$2.35||$2.43||$2.39|
|Year Ago Avg.||$1.90||$2.02||$2.09||$1.81|
|*Prices are in US dollars per gallon|
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