September 17, 2008
Gas prices edged higher, rising for the eighth straight day, according to a nationwide survey of credit card swipes at gasoline stations.
The average price of unleaded regular rose 0.1 cent to $3.855 a gallon, according to the survey released Wednesday by motorist group AAA.
That followed increases of 1 cent on Tuesday, 4.7 cents on Monday, 5.8 cents Saturday and 6.2 cents Sunday. Sunday’s jump marked the biggest one-day spike for gas prices since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005.