After weeks of dropping fuel prices, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that the national average price for fuel is up by a few cents from a week ago.
According to the EIA report on Monday, July 27, the national average price for fuel is up 3.2 cents to $2.528 per gallon.
A year ago this same week, the national average price for fuel was $4.603 per gallon.
Eight of the nine regions are reporting price increases at the pump. The Rocky Mountain region is the only one reporting a 1.9-cent price decrease for fuel.
Despite a 5-cent price increase this past week, the Gulf Coast still has the lowest regional price for fuel at $2.495 per gallon.
The California region is again reporting the highest price for fuel at $2.720, which is up 1.7 cents from a week ago.