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Gas prices beginning to climb upward

Wednesday - 7/6/2011, 6:16pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Gas prices have beginning to rise.

WTOP's "Pain in the Gas" survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular is $3.70 - an increase of seven cents from last week.

The average for mid-grade is now $3.88, up eight cents from last week. Premium is now $3.99, up four cents from last week. Diesel is now $4.03, which is down four cents from last week.

The average for regular fuel this week is cheapest in Maryland, at $3.62, compared to the Virginia average of $3.65 and the District average at $3.84.

Here are the current and past gas prices:

7/06/11 Week Ago Year Ago
D.C. $3.84 $3.87 $2.81
Maryland $3.62 $3.63 $2.69
D.C. Metro area $3.70 $3.62 $2.68

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