Average US price of gas jumps 10 cents per gallon, to USD2.44

CAMARILLO, California (AP) — The average United States (US) price of regular-grade gasoline is up 10 cents a gallon (3.8 litres) over the past two weeks, to USD2.44.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said on Sunday that the jump follows a rise in crude oil costs.

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

The highest average price in the nation is USD3.38 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The lowest average is USD2.03 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The average price of diesel rose three cents over the past two weeks, to USD3.04.

Drivers fill up at the BP station on Prince Avenue in Athens, Ga. – AP