Prices resume push higher
National average rises to $4.075 a gallon after 3 straight days of declines.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Gas prices have reversed course, heading moderately higher after falling for three consecutive days, according to a daily survey released Friday by motorist group AAA.
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose two-tenths of a cent to $4.075 from $4.073 the day before. That's an increase of 7% over last month's national average price and 36% higher than last year.
Retail gas prices had declined over the last few days after hitting an all-time high of $4.080 on Monday.
California has the highest gas prices, with an average per gallon price of $4.609, followed by Alaska at $4.511 and Connecticut at $4.379.
The state with the lowest gas prices is Oklahoma, where a gallon of gas averages $3.836.
The survey also showed the national average price of diesel fell to $4.786 a gallon from $4.791 the day before.
Meanwhile, crude oil prices rose in electronic trading early Friday to around $133 a barrel. Oil prices fell nearly $5 on Thursday after the Chinese government announced plans to raise gas and diesel prices.