The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps rose 24.75 cents in the past two weeks to $3.5918 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc.
The survey covers the period ended Feb. 8 and is based on information obtained from about 2,500 stations by the Camarillo, California-based company. The average is up 8.17 cents from a year earlier. It was the biggest jump since the two weeks ended March 4, 2011.
To contact the reporters on this story: Barbara J. Powell in Dallas at firstname.lastname@example.org; Asjylyn Loder in New York at email@example.com.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at firstname.lastname@example.org