US gas prices rise 9 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.43 a gallon

Published: Apr. 9, 2017 at 7:55 PM CDT
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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.