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Gas prices down slightly in region

Monday - 8/5/2013, 4:35am  ET

WASHINGTON - AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in the Washington metro area was $3.65, a four-cent drop from last week and six cents higher than the same time last year.

"August is set to be a volatile month for gas prices despite recent price drops," said John B. Townsend II, of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "Summertime demand for gasoline, expensive crude oil prices, and the possibility of refinery glitches or supply disruptions from Gulf Coast hurricanes could push prices higher."

8/4/13Week AgoYear Ago
National$3.62$3.63$3.60
Washington, DC$3.88$3.89$3.84
DC Only$3.88$3.89$3.84
DC Metro$3.65$3.69$3.56
Crude Oil$106.94 per barrel (at Friday's close)$104.70 per barrel (7/26/2013)$91.40 per barrel (8/3/2012)

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