Gas prices rise more than 8 cents in two weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average price of regular gasoline in the United States is up 8.6 cents over a two-week period to $2.81.

The price shows an increase of 86 cents from a year ago. That's according to the national Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday.

Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average price for a gallon of mid-grade was $2.94. Premium was at $3.05.

Newark, N.J., had the lowest average price among cities surveyed at $2.60 a gallon for regular. Honolulu was highest at $3.38. Diesel was at $2.96, up more than 4 cents from two weeks ago.

In Oregon, the average price for a gallon of regular was $2.85.

Portland had the state's least expensive gas at $2.68 a gallon. Ashland was the steepest at $3.19.

In the Medford-Ashland area, the average price for a gallon of regular was $2.92. One month ago, the averageprice was $2.76, while a year ago, it was $2.09.

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco utility officials are moving forward with a plan for a face-lift to a dam that was built more than a century ago.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission wants to increase the height of the Crystal Springs Dam by 9 feet, making it 302 feet tall.

By making the dam taller, officials say they could increase the capacity of the Crystal Springs Reservoir by 1.5 billion gallons.

The dam, located in San Mateo County, was completed in 1888. The reservoir created behind it provides water to millions of residents in San Francisco and along the San Mateo Peninsula.

Compiled from wire reports

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