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Average US price of gas jumps 10 cents per gallon

Posted at 12:50 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 21:20:12-05

(AP/KSBY) – The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.44.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says the jump follows a rise in crude oil costs. The average price of diesel rose three cents over the past two weeks to $3.04.

Still, Lundberg says the price at the pump is 15 cents lower than it was a year ago.

While California’s gas prices are the highest in the nation, the increase is not as dramatic. According to AAA, California’s average is $3.29. That’s about three cents higher than a month ago.

In San Luis Obispo County, the average is $3.46, a five-cent increase from last month.

Santa Barbara County’s average is $3.36, a four-cent increase from a month ago.