Gas Prices Gobble Up a Nickel for Thanksgiving

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Gas Prices Gobble Up a Nickel for Thanksgiving

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Thanksgiving travelers will see a slightly higher price per gallon for gas this week, according to the bi-monthly Lundberg Survey, which found that gasoline prices rose an average of five cents a gallon during the past two weeks, The Associated Press reported.

Through late last week, self-serve regular grade gasoline averaged $2.23 a gallon, according to the survey of pump prices at 7,000 stations across the U.S., the report stated. Midgrade gas averaged one cent higher, at $2.34 a gallon, and premium fuel averaged at $2.44 a gallon, according to industry analyst Trilby Lundberg.

California diverged from the nation's averages, as its prices increased more than double the national average. Pump prices there jumped an average of 11 cents per gallon. The highest priced city, San Diego, saw average prices of $2.50 a gallon. The lowest priced city, Sacramento, was more in line with the nationwide average with $2.36 a gallon, the report stated.

Travelers in Hawaii will have the highest pump prices, at an average of $2.75 a gallon. Lucky travelers in Houston will see the lowest prices, at around $2.05 a gallon, on average.