Gas Prices Soar 17 Cents In 2 Weeks

Gas pumps at an Exxon Mobil gas station are shown Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 in Stamford, Conn. Crude prices fell Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said it has "more than adequate" spare capacity to cover expected global demand this winter.
Retail gas prices across the country soared an average of nearly 17 cents in the past two weeks, according to the latest Lundberg Survey.

Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the weighted average for all three grades increased to $2.69 a gallon by Friday.

Self-serve regular averaged $2.67 cents a gallon.

Among the stations surveyed, the lowest average price in the country for regular unleaded was in Salt Lake City at two dollars, 28 cents a gallon. The most expensive was in Honolulu, where drivers paid two dollars, 88 cents a gallon on average.