The national unleaded average gasoline price rose to $3.405 per gallon yesterday, according to AAA.
====================================================================== Regular Mid Premium Diesel 85 85 Adj. ====================================================================== Yesterday $3.405 $3.544 $3.676 $3.795 $3.042 $4.004 Two Days Ago $3.396 $3.539 $3.673 $3.793 $3.037 $3.997 Week Ago $3.399 $3.544 $3.677 $3.812 $3.044 $4.006 Month Ago $3.649 $3.788 $3.914 $3.910 $3.260 $4.291 Year Ago $2.811 $2.985 $3.092 $3.082 $2.371 $3.120 ====================================================================== Note: The AAA Fuel price is derived from credit card transactions at over 85,000 self-serve gasoline stations that are surveyed each business day. The BTU-adjusted price of E-85 is the nationwide average price of E-85 adjusted to reflect the lower energy content as expressed in British Thermal Units - or miles per gallon - available in a gallon of E-85 as compared to the same volume of conventional gasoline. The BTU-adjusted price calculated by OPIS and AAA is not an actual retail average price paid by consumers. It is calculated as part of AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report because according to the Energy Information Administration E-85 delivers approximately 25 percent fewer BTUs by volume than conventional gasoline. Because “flexible fuel” vehicles can operate on conventional fuel and E-85,the BTU-adjusted price of E-85 is essential to understanding the cost implications of each fuel choice for consumers. The highest recorded price of regular at $4.114 occurred on July 17, 2008. The highest recorded price of diesel at $4.845 occurred on July 17, 2008.
SOURCE: AAA www.aaa.com