Consumers continue to see a small relief at the gasoline pump. But rising crude oil prices will likely put an end to the slide.
The price of a barrel of crude oil rose above $60 on Tuesday, as the market reacted to militants attacking oil pipelines in Nigeria.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline on Tuesday was $2.24, a 2 cent drop since Friday, Feb. 17. One month ago, the average price was $2.33 a gallon. One year ago it was selling at $1.90 a gallon.
The average price for diesel fuel was $2.55 a gallon on Tuesday. That was down a penny from four days earlier. One month ago the average price was $2.56 a gallon, according to AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla. One year ago the average price for diesel fuel was $1.90 a gallon.
AAA surveys 85,000 self-serve stations across the country and posts its findings on www.fuelgaugereport.com.
Hawaii residents continue to see the highest fuel prices. GasPriceWatch.com reported the highest price in the United States was in Makawao, Hawaii, at $3.11 a gallon. The lowest price was in Gaffney, S.C., at $1.73 a gallon.
The Web site uses volunteer spotters and has recorded more than 300,000 prices this week.
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