Average US price of gas jumps a penny per gallon, to $2.34

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, file photo drivers fill up at the BP station on Prince Avenue in Athens, Ga. The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks to $2.31. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday, Jan. 13, that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump. The average gas price has dropped 66 cents over the past 3 ½ months. The highest average price in the nation is $3.46 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average is $1.80 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up a penny a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.34.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that she expects gas prices to keep rising slightly as retailers pass on increases in wholesale costs to consumers.

Lundberg says the price at the pump is 32 cents lower than it was a year ago.

The highest average price in the nation is $3.38 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average is $1.91 in Houston.

The average price of diesel fell a penny over the past two weeks, to $3.

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