Gasoline prices slipped a bit this week, but you may not have noticed.
The dip was minimal: down 2 cents a gallon since Friday, Feb. 3.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded inched down to $2.34. One month ago, the average price was $2.31. One year ago it was $1.91.
Diesel fuel stayed consistent since late last week, its average price holding at $2.59 a gallon. One month ago the average price for diesel fuel was $2.57, according to AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla. One year ago it was $2.07 a gallon.
AAA surveys 85,000 self-serve filling stations across the country and posts its findings on www.fuelgaugereport.com.
Crude oil was selling at $63.65 a barrel on Tuesday, nearly a dollar less than it was selling on Feb. 3.
The highest price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.12, spotted in Kihei, Hawaii, according to GasPriceWatch.com. The prize for lowest cost per gallon goes to Paducah, Ky., at $1.98 per gallon.
The Web site uses volunteer spotters and has recorded more than 274,000 prices this week.