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Gas prices rise 35 cents a gallon compared to last year

Thursday - 3/29/2012, 8:00am  ET

Exxon at Watergate (AP)
Few gas stations around the region are pricier than the Exxon near the Watergate in D.C. These are the prices on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)

Consumer gas up over going out

WTOP's Kristi King Reports.

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WASHINGTON - Gas prices keep rising. The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular rose 3 cents to $4.07 in the past week.

One year ago, on March 31, WTOP's gas survey showed the price of regular unleaded gas to be 35 cents a gallon lower at $3.72 a gallon.

This week, mid-grade increased by 4 cents to $4.26 a gallon. Premium increased by 3 cents to $4.37. Diesel prices remained the same at $4.20 a gallon.

The average for regular fuel this week is cheapest in Virginia, where regular is $4.01. That compares to $4.04 in Maryland and $4.17 in the District.

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