Gas Prices Up 18 Cents In 2 Weeks

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

The average cost of self-serve regular gasoline rose about 18 cents per gallon nationwide over the past two weeks, according to a survey released Sunday.

That translated to an average price of $2.78 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations across the country.

On April 6, a gallon of midgrade gasoline averaged about $2.89, and premium was nearly $3.

Nationwide, the lowest average price for regular fuel was $2.54 in Charleston, S.C., and the highest was in San Francisco at $3.30 a gallon.
  • James Klatell

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