Average gasoline prices crept higher compared with last week. The national average for regular unleaded is at $2.82 a gallon, 1 cent higher than on Friday, Oct. 19.
Midgrade and premium unleaded are each up 2 cents a gallon to $3.00 and $3.11, respectively.
Diesel prices gained 3 cents from a week ago to reach $3.16 a gallon today. The average price of diesel fuel was $3.07 a gallon one month ago, according to AAA, of Heathrow, Fla.
E85 ethanol fell 2 cents over the week to $2.27 a gallon today. Because of the fuel's lower energy content when compared to gasoline, the adjusted price of E85 is 2.99 a gallon, down 3 cents from a week ago.
AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report provides national average fuel prices based on data from as many as 85,000 filling stations nationwide.
Higher pump prices this week follow recent increases in crude oil prices. Crude futures spiked today, reaching more than $92 a barrel in early trading.
"The market is really quite worried about supply," Tetsu Emori, commodity markets fund manager at ASTMAX Futures Co. in Tokyo, told The Associated Press. "Oil is quite imbalanced. It is quite tight."
Drivers in Bridgeport, Calif., are seeing the nation's highest price at the pump -- $3.99 a gallon. Waterford Works, N.J., drivers are seeing the national low at $2.43 a gallon, according to www.GasPriceWatch.com. The Web site relies on volunteers to report prices at the pump across the country.