Average price of gas jumps 6 cents per gallon to $3.31, $3.12 in north central WV

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(AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 6 cents over the past two weeks, to $3.31 per gallon.

That’s $1.07 more than a year ago.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday the rise comes as the cost of crude oil increases and demand goes up in Europe, where refineries are switching from burning gas to oil-based fuels.

According to a AAA report, as of Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, the average gas price in north central West Virginia was $3.117 per gallon which was an increase from the previous week ($3.078) and the same week in 2020 ($2.239). Weirton and Morgantown have had the lowest gas prices in the area over the past few weeks.

Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade gas is in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $4.55 per gallon. The lowest average is in Houston, at $2.77 per gallon.

According to the survey, the average price of diesel jumped 11 cents to $3.45 a gallon.

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