US gas prices rise 9 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.43 a gallon
The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 9 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.43.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that increased oil prices and the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base contributed to the rise.
She says that unless oil prices retreat quickly, consumers should expect gasoline prices to climb a few more cents.
The national average is up 33 cents per gallon over the price a year ago.
Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.01 a gallon Friday. The lowest was in Jackson, Mississippi, at $2.09 per gallon.
The U.S. average diesel price is $2.58, up 1 cent from two weeks ago.
According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in Iowa on Sunday was $2.32, up 4 cents from last Sunday, and 31 center higher than a year ago. Diesel was at $2.46 a gallon, down 2 cents from a week ago, but 39 cents higher than one year ago.
The average price for regular gas in Cedar Rapids was $2.29 a gallon, up 6 cents from a week ago, and 33 cents from one year ago.
The average in Waterloo-Cedar Falls is $2.31 per gallon, up 2 cents from one week ago, and 34 cents from one year ago.