US gas prices rise 6 cents per gallon; first time since early October: survey
ReutersNEW YORK--The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States rose in the last three weeks for the first time since early October, as U.S. refineries passed on the cost of higher crude oil prices, according to a widely followed survey released on Sunday.
January 15, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
Gasoline prices averaged US$3.3247 per gallon on Jan. 6, up 6.68 cents from Dec. 21, said Trilby Lundberg, editor of the Lundberg Survey.
Prices had declined for the prior 11 weeks, falling 57.96 cents since touching near US$3.84 on Oct. 5.
“This rise is a partial pass-through of higher crude oil prices that U.S. refiners are paying,” Lundberg said, noting that more price increases may be coming.
Of the cities surveyed, Salt Lake City, Utah, drivers paid the least at US$2.76 per gallon, and filling the gas tank cost the most on Long Island, in New York, at US$3.75 per gallon.