U.S. Gas Prices Up 8 Cents Over Past 2 Weeks

U.S. gas prices up 8 cents over past 2 weeks
Seth Perlman/AP
CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped eight cents over the past two weeks.

The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.67. Midgrade costs an average of $3.85 a gallon, and premium is $3.99.

Diesel was up four cents at $3.93 gallon.

Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, Charleston, S.C., has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.34. Chicago has the highest at $4.10.

In California, the lowest average price was $3.83 in Sacramento. The highest was in Los Angeles at $4.04. The average statewide for a gallon of regular was $3.97, an increase of two cents.

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MoBill122

Perhaps Americans need to learn how much GASOLINE is being REFINED IN AMERICA and shipped overseas.... while our gas prices at home go up !

July 29 2013 at 11:03 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
rmweld

We need more refineries. EPA has that market cornered, much like the coal fired power plants. They want new technology installed in the power plants-----That 's not available.

July 29 2013 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rkeeeballs

Funny, thanks to Obama opening up more areas for oil companies....The USA is producing more domestic crude than any time in history. So why the high prices at the pump ?....GREED ! Private oil, drilling on public (federal) land and gouging Americans by selling off excess production to foreign markets for even more outrageous profits. Keeping our inventories low for the continuation of product price and the financial rape of our country. Imagine how stoked the economy would roar if the price of fuel were cut in half !...More $ for other things in life.

July 29 2013 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dnmbear

Americans pay through the nose for energy, as we are held captive by "a ring" of crooks and politicians. Venezuela uses "switchgrass" for fuel, and they don't have a fuel problem at all. They are free of crooked oil companies, and if we were smart, we would grow switchgrass too! But then certain people would not grow rich off the backs of hard working Americans, and that is failure of you know who, in protecting the American public. There is so many "greesed palms" and so much graft and corruption that it is shameful! An example of too much freedom in "free enterprize"!

July 29 2013 at 9:20 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dnmbear

What I am trying hard to figure out is why oil companies are working against the American public. There is no excuse for "holding back" the public in a really bad economy. As far as I can see, it is manipulation of the economy Oil companies claim they can make more money in other countrys, so they punish the American people with high prices in the market place. Down right "Un-American", as the "big oil" companies have been "cheating" Americans since the early 40's. They have no compasion for the country they got their start in. They make excuses for their high prices, but we all know they are controlling the U.S. economy. Shame on the oil companies! Bet they don't pay taxes either! Twist that around!

July 29 2013 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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SPQR

energy and automobiles are at the top of our list. Americans love to drive ...everywhere.
price =demand=supply. Of course our companies or any oil company will sell their product to the highest bidder. The oil and gas companies want to make as much money as they can before we run out of energy. If governments insisted on more fuel efficient cars not only would the oil companies go bereserk but so would consumers who want to drive " The TITANIC SUV" as ther constitutional right" and burn up as much energy as they can afford. The price of gas and oil will never come back down and will only get higher until we run out of it. The US was designed (urban sprawl) so it has become necessary for everyone to drive. Aoutmobiles are also big business and support millions of jobs world wide.

July 29 2013 at 9:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
k4jlp

Simple cure:
Hold your elected Reps ACCOUNTABLE.....

July 29 2013 at 8:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bchrist751

Obama war on the Middle Class.

July 29 2013 at 8:43 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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sam54ct

Government does not control energy pricing in the USA. Gas hit $4.27 a gallon under Bush, an Oilman, and is climbing under Obama. If you want controlled pricing, it requires government to set pricing, or take over the energy industry as did Norway a while ago, which is Socialism.

July 29 2013 at 8:49 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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allyndp

It's not the energy industry that need controlling it's wallstreet comodity speculators. They need to be required to take physical possession of the commodity they purchase instead of holding futures and inventories on paper.

July 29 2013 at 8:59 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
Jim

How can the president of the United States not want to approve the pipeline. He hasn't accomplished anything else. This would be a good time for him to get away from the Al Gore train of thoughts about the environment and do something for the people of his country. We're building up other countries while our own is falling apart. He needs to do something or resign!

July 29 2013 at 8:21 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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sam54ct

Just like the Alaskan pipeline where 98% of the oil leaves our country for Japan, the majority of the oil would be shipped overseas, to the highest bidder, which is never the USA due to our low pricing.

July 29 2013 at 8:50 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Richard

Federal price controls on all energy providers - NOW!

July 29 2013 at 8:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jim

Great idea but no one in the government has the balls to do it.

July 29 2013 at 8:30 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
k4jlp

And it will continue to rise until you get off Facebook and the Box of X and take your Country back. Remind Congress of who they are supposed to be working for. Put the HEAT UNDER THEIR ASSES. Call AND write them daily if needed to get their attention.

July 29 2013 at 7:10 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply