Average US gas price rises a penny, to $3.40 per gallon

Florida average $3.23 as of Sunday, AAA says

FILE - In this April 8, 2020 file photo, the sun sets behind an idle pump jack near Karnes City, USA. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (Eric Gay, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

CAMARILLO, Calif. – The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up a penny over the past two weeks, to $3.40 per gallon.

In Florida, according to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas was $3.228 ($3.23 rounded) as of 3:40 p.m. Sunday.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that prices at the pump could continue to rise because crude oil costs have increased.

The average gas price is 95 cents higher than it was one year ago.

Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade gas is in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $4.74 per gallon. The lowest average is in Houston, at $2.86 per gallon.

According to the survey, the average price of diesel is $3.70 a gallon, up 6 cents.