Even with the holiday weekend over, drivers continue to pay more at the pump.
The average price of regular unleaded gasoline nationwide was $2.93 a gallon on Wednesday, up 4 cents from Friday, June 30, according to AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla.
Midgrade and premium gasoline prices also have increased 4 cents a gallon from last week. Midgrade was selling for an average of $3.11 a gallon, and premium was averaging $3.22 a gallon.
Diesel fuel was selling for an average of $2.97 a gallon, up 2 cents from five days ago.
After a surge in crude oil prices in recent weeks, drivers are paying the highest average price for gasoline in more than a month.
One month ago, a gallon of regular unleaded was selling for an average of $2.86 a gallon, 7 cents less than Wednesday's national average price.
AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report gathers data from as many as 85,000 filling stations nationwide and posts its findings on www.fuelgaugereport.com.
Crude oil prices remain high, selling for $73.91 a barrel on Wednesday. This is the highest price in more than two months.
Drivers in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, were paying $3.57 a gallon for regular gasoline. In Liberty, S.C., regular unleaded was selling for $2.55 a gallon, the lowest price in the country, according to GasPriceWatch.com.
GasPriceWatch.com uses volunteer spotters to watch gasoline prices nationwide. More than 398,000 prices have been listed this week.
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