Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Gas prices near all-time high

The average price of gasoline is just nine cents below the inflation-adjusted peak set in 1981; new record likely in coming weeks.

Subscribe to Economy
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)

(CNN) -- The price of gasoline has jumped another 13 cents in the last two weeks, close to the all-time high set earlier this year, according to a survey published Sunday.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.09, the Lundberg Survey found. That's just 9 cents below the record set in May.

The latest price is also 9 cents below the inflation-adjusted all-time high, said survey publisher Trilby Lundberg. In 1981, the price peaked at $1.35 -- which, in today's dollars, comes out to $3.10 using the latest Consumer Price Index data, she said.

Don't be surprised if the records are shattered in the coming weeks, Lundberg said. Even if crude oil doesn't climb further, "we can easily see another dime at the pump," she said, "because refiners are severely squeezed between their oil buying price and their gasoline selling price."

The survey looked at thousands of gas stations nationwide on Friday, two weeks after the previous survey. The lowest average price for a gallon of self-serve regular was in Tucson, Ariz., at $2.91; the highest was in San Francisco, at $3.48.

Here are prices in some other cities:

Des Moines, Iowa - $3.02

Manchester, N.H. - $2.97

Houston - $2.90

St. Louis - 2.96

Salt Lake City - $2.97

Atlanta - $3.03

Washington - $3.08

Portland, Ore. - $3.10

Miami - $3.17

Hartford, Conn. - $3.20 To top of page

Photo Galleries
The best Black Friday deals of 2015 This year's best Black Friday deals include some Apple products and a free Samsung smartphone. More
Delahaye - Behind the wheel of a French masterpiece This 1951 Delahaye represents the end of an era in gorgeous French car design. More
Slingshot is a three-wheeled thrill ride The Polaris Slingshot drives like a car with the excitement of a motorcycle. More