The average. gas price increased by 79 cents in the last two weeks, reaching a record $4.43 each gallon (3.8 liters) in the wake of Russia’s invasion of pushing up already-high prices.
Analyst Trilby Lundberg from Lundberg Survey said Sunday the new price was 32 cents higher than July 2008’s $4.11 all-time high. However, it’s still quite away from therecord of $5.24 for a gallon.
The cost at the pump is $1.54 more than one year ago.
Lundberg stated that gas prices will likely remain high in the short term because crudeare rising in response to global supply worries due to Russia’s invasion of .
In the United States, the highest average price for regular-grade gas is found in theat $5.79 per gallon. The lowest price is in Tulsa, , at $3.80 per gallon.
According to the survey, the average cost of diesel has also risen by $1.18 in two weeks to $5.20 per gallon. Diesel is $2.11 higher than a year earlier.
This story originally appeared on the Associated Press News.