Gas prices jump 17 cents in a week

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.87.

That's up 17 cents in a week and 28 cents in a month. It's 17 cents higher than the national average.

Some metro prices from the AAA's Monday survey:

Bellingham $4.01, Bremerton $3.87, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $3.90, Tacoma $3.90, Olympia $3.89, Vancouver $3.85, Yakima $3.79, Tri-Cities $3.78, Spokane $3.68.

Prices at the pump in the U.S. jumped as oil prices rose to near $94 a barrel Monday due in part to increased concerns about the possible escalation of the conflict between Israel and Iran.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for September delivery was up 80 cents at $93.67 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 49 cents to end at $92.87 on Friday.