Gas prices jump 15 cents in 2 weeks

The higher price of crude is responsible for pushing up prices at the pump, Lundberg survey says.

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(CNN) -- Gasoline prices rose more than 15 cents in the past two weeks, the result of rising crude oil prices, according to a survey published Sunday.

The average national price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline was at $2.6442, the August 7 Lundberg survey found, an increase of 15.83 cents from two weeks ago.

The increase results from a full month of higher crude oil prices, said survey publisher Trilby Lundberg.

"Both oil and gasoline prices are about where they were back in late June," Lundberg said. However, "as far as pump price hikes, this is probably it for a while, if crude oil stays put," she said.

Gasoline demand is down so far this month, she said. Job losses have resulted in fewer commuters on the road, and the summer demand season is short-lived.

The August 7 price is about $1.20 below gas prices a year ago, she said.

The city with the lowest average price in the survey was Charleston, South Carolina, at $2.38 per gallon of unleaded. The highest was Honolulu, Hawaii, at $3.07.

Here are the average prices in some other cities:

-- Baton Rouge, Louisiana, $2.47

-- Atlanta, Georgia, $2.50

-- Salt Lake City, Utah, $2.55

-- Minneapolis, Minnesota, $2.59

-- Boston, Massachusetts, $2.65

-- Portland, Oregon, $2.71

-- Los Angeles, California, $2.99 To top of page

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