The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose for the first time in 10 weeks, gaining more than 8 cents in the last two, as retailers passed on higher wholesale costs to consumers, according to a widely followed survey released on Sunday.
Gasoline cost $3.6746 per gallon on average on July 26, up from $3.5908 on July 12, based on a survey of about 2,500 retail stations.
Trilby Lundberg, editor of the Lundberg survey said the rise in gasoline had nothing to do with crude oil prices because they fell during the two-week period. Rather, it has to do with the increase in the cost of refined crude.
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