Average gas price rises over last 2 weeks

FILE - Reflected in the side of a pickup truck, Matthew Legere, an attendant at Rinaldi Energy in Saco, pumps gas for a customer at the full service station on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. (Staff Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Portland Press Herald via

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline increased by 2 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.24 per gallon.

That’s 59 cents below the average pump price from a year ago.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase comes as crude oil prices rise.

The highest average price in the nation for regular-grade gas is $3.20 per gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The lowest average is $1.79 in Houston.

The average price of diesel is $2.54, down a penny from two weeks ago.