Gas Prices Set Another Record

Chris Rebitzke makes changes to gasoline prices at a gas station in Beaverton, Ore., Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Consumer prices shot up in March, reflecting higher costs for gasoline, clothing and hotel rooms, with core inflation rising by the biggest amount in a year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Nationwide gas prices hit yet another record in the last three weeks, rising just over one cent to nearly $3.03 per gallon, according to a survey released Sunday.

The national average for self-serve regular stood at $3.025 a gallon Friday, up 1.06 cents since July 21, according to the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations across the country.

The price exceeds the previous high of $3.015 set in July, analyst Trilby Lundberg said.

A gallon of mid-grade gasoline averaged around $3.13, and premium averaged $3.23.

Nationwide, the lowest price for regular was $2.82 a gallon in Charleston, S.C., while the highest — $3.29 a gallon — was in Chicago.

Among California cities surveyed, the lowest price was in Sacramento at about $3.05 a gallon for regular, Lundberg said, while the highest price was $3.24 in San Diego. The state's average fell about 3 cents over the past three weeks to $3.17.
  • James Klatell