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Gas prices rise 8 cents in a week

Thursday - 7/26/2012, 5:39am  ET

gas July 26, 2012 (WTOP/Kristi King)
Some people can only afford two gallons of gas. (WTOP/Kristi King)

WASHINGTON - This week wasn't a good one at the pump. The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.61, up 8 cents from last week.

A gallon of mid-grade gas went up 6 cents, to $3.79 a gallon. Meanwhile, premium is up 8 cents to $3.92 a gallon. Diesel is up 4 cents to $3.92 a gallon.

Regular unleaded in Maryland and Virginia averaged $3.54 a gallon and $3.77 a gallon in the District.

A year ago this week the regional average for a gallon of unleaded was $3.82, according to the WTOP survey.

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