Sonora, CA — The nationwide average price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped by 8-cents over the past three weeks.
Industry Analyst Trilby Lundberg attributes the spike to crude oil prices going up. California has the highest average price at around $2.77. The nationwide average is $2.18. Over the past nine weeks, the average price has increased by 41-cents. California has also switched over to the more environmentally friendly summer blend fuel, increasing the costs statewide.