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Gasoline’s national average price increased 2.61 cents in the past two weeks to $3.585 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations.
The price is about 25 cents below the same period last year, analyst Trilby Lundberg said in her latest survey, which covered the two-week period ended Sept. 7. The survey, which was released Sept. 8, is issued twice a month.
Oil closed Sept. 6 at a two-year high on the New York Mercantile Exchange and stayed near that price in early trading Sept. 9, Bloomberg News reported.
The Los Angeles area had the highest price among areas surveyed by Lundberg, at $3.85 a gallon, while Tucson, Ariz., had the lowest, at $3.27.
The Department of Energy will release its weekly survey of diesel and gasoline pump prices Monday afternoon in Washington.