News

Pump prices jump 12 cents, AAA sees further rise

Pump prices jump 12 cents, AAA sees further rise

American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices. Photo: Associated Press/Seth Perlman

American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices this summer after average national prices rose 12 cents in the past week alone.

AAA says drivers are experiencing “sticker shock” as increased summer demand, unrest in Egypt and production disruptions in the U.S. and other countries push up the price of crude oil and gasoline.

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.67 a gallon on Friday.

AAA says that’s 23 cents more expensive than the same time last year but still below the all-time daily high of $4.11 a gallon on July 17, 2008.

The association says retail gas prices are likely to rise more in the coming weeks.

Unscheduled refinery shutdowns or hurricanes on the U.S. Gulf Coast could also add to price increases.

Recent Headlines

17 mins ago in Local

House sales and prices up in Whatcom County

Fresh
generic house for sale

Sales were up last month, despite fewer homes available to sell.

8 hours ago in Local

Donald Trump is coming to Lynden

Chu7rJbUoAAbZay

Trump will be at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds on Saturday.

9 hours ago in Local

17 year-old boy charged with killing 17 year-old girl

gun

Witnesses say they heard an argument in the hallway before they heard gunshots.

10 hours ago in Local

Salmon fishing season ended Sunday in the Puget Sound

generic fishing kid and man

The state and tribal fishery managers failed to reach an agreement, ending salmon fishing in the Sound Sunday.

10 hours ago in Local

Falls are the leading cause of work-related deaths in Washington

ladder, painting, falling

The Department of Labor and Industries held a memorial ceremony for people who died in job-related deaths.