The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline remained steady at $2.53 per gallon over the past two weeks, but still much higher on the Central Coast.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price at the pump averages 9 cents higher than it was a year ago.
In San Luis Obispo, gas can be found as low as $3.25 per gallon and as high as $3.89.
The highest average price in the nation for regular-grade gas is $3.54 per gallon in San Diego.
The lowest average is $2.06 in Jackson, Mississippi.
The average price of diesel is $2.98, down three cents.