The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline pushed past the $2.60 mark Friday -- a level not seen for several months. Prices have steadily risen over the past two weeks as the arrival of spring has boosted demand for crude oil.
A gallon of regular unleaded was selling for $2.61 on Friday. It was $2.34 a gallon one month ago. One year ago the average price was $2.25 a gallon.
The pump price of diesel fuel is up a penny since three days ago. The average price for diesel fuel was $2.70 a gallon on Friday. One month ago the average was $2.61 a gallon, and one year ago it was $2.37 a gallon, according to AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla.
AAA surveys 85,000 self-serve stations across the country and posts its findings on www.fuelgaugereport.com.
Crude oil was selling for $67.22 a barrel on Friday, up from $66.35 three days earlier. In the early part of this week, the price was nearing $70 a barrel.
According to GasPriceWatch.com, the highest price spotted for regular unleaded was $3.21 a gallon in Lahaina, Hawaii. The lowest price was $2.05 a gallon in Salt Lake City.
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