Gasoline Prices up for First Time in 2 Weeks


U.S. retail gasoline prices rose for the first time in two weeks, rising half a penny over the last week to average $1.392 per gallon, an Energy Department report said.

The West Coast had the most expensive regular gasoline, with the average price up 0.7 cent to $1.512 a gallon. San Francisco kept its top spot among major cities in fuel costs, up 1.3 cents to $1.633 a gallon.

The report also showed gasoline prices up 2.3 cents in Chicago to $1.58, up 0.4 cent in Los Angeles to $1.521 and down 0.1 cent in New York to $1.45.

The biggest year-on-year change in city pump prices was in Los Angeles, where gasoline costs dropped 42 cents a gallon.