Boy Scouts of America votes to ease ban on gay membersposted Yesterday at 13:02
China 'offers troops' to UN Mali peacekeeping missionposted Yesterday at 11:35
Nasa to lease Cape Canaveral shuttle launch padposted Yesterday at 13:11
US Boy Scouts to allow gay membersposted Yesterday at 07:19
IMF chief Christine Lagarde in court for second dayposted Yesterday at 11:58
Woolwich murder: Government defends security servicesposted Yesterday at 11:52
Turkey to ban late-night sales of alcoholposted Yesterday at 14:16
Czech police say murder suspect arrested in USposted Yesterday at 13:06
Barack Obama defends 'just war' using dronesposted Yesterday at 12:48
North Korea envoy meets Chinese President Xi Jinping posted Yesterday at 13:50
Gas prices turn upward after long skid backposted on Mon, 30 Jul at 10:44
The average prices of a gallon of regular gasoline at filling stations in the continental United States jumped about 9.6 cents per gallon, to just under $3.51, according to the latest Lundberg Survey. Gas prices had been falling since April 6, skidding downward by 56 cents a gallon by mid-July, survey publisher Trilby Lundberg said Sunday.
The price of crude oil -- the largest single component of gasoline -- on the New York futures market went up about $3 a barrel in the past two weeks, closing Friday at more than $90. That helped drive prices upward, Lundberg said. But she said motorists may see "a comparative period of stability" at the pump.
"Weakness in demand around the world from economic conditions is keeping the price from rising further, while the Middle East tensions and a great deal of noise in the currency markets about the possibility of printing more money in Europe and the United States is having the effect of raising the price of crude," she said.The Lundberg Survey samples prices at about 2,500 gas stations across the Lower 48 every two weeks, most recently on Friday. Lundberg said the current price is still 46 cents below the April peak and down more than 10 cents from a year ago.
Jackson, Mississippi, had the cheapest average prices in the latest survey, at $3.14 a gallon. The highest were on Long Island, New York, at $3.83.
A sampling of prices in other U.S. cities:
Baton Rouge. Louisiana: $3.30
Portland, Oregon: $3.58
San Francisco: $3.80