The average price of regular gasoline at U.S. pumps rose for the first time since June, climbing 12.72 cents during the past two weeks to $2.1963 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc. The survey covers the period ended Feb. 6 and is based on information obtained at about 2,500 filling stations by the Camarillo, California-based company. Prices are $1.0981 lower than a year ago. Pump prices had fallen in every Lundberg survey following June 20. Retail gasoline increased as crude oil prices rebounded from the lowest level since 2009. “Crude oil rose in price and the full weight has not yet been passed through to motorists,” Trilby Lundberg, the president of Lundberg Survey, said in a telephone interview. “There are a few more pennies per gallon coming to the pump.”
National Average Price for Regular – Current: $2.817; Month Ago: $2.658; Year Ago: $2.367.
National Average Price for Diesel – Current: $3.074; Month Ago: $2.972; Year Ago: $2.522.