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Gas prices jump

Posted: September 9, 2012 1:30 p.m.
Updated: September 9, 2012 1:30 p.m.

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 8 cents over the past two weeks.

That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.84.

Midgrade costs an average of $3.99 a gallon, and premium is at $4.12.

Diesel rose 9 cents to $4.14 a gallon.

Of the cities surveyed in the lower 48 states, El Paso, Texas, has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.44. Chicago has the highest at $4.30.

In California, the lowest average price was $4.05 in Bakersfield. San Francisco has the highest at $4.19. The average statewide for a gallon of regular was $4.13.

Check local prices by going to and clicking on the "Gas Prices" header at the top of the home page.


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