DC Area Gas Prices Break Four Dollar Barrier

7:09 PM, Mar 28, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- It's official: the average prices for a gallon of gas in the Washington region is above four dollars per gallon.

AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report released the numbers early Wednesday morning. For the entire Washington DC Metro area, regular grade gas averages $4.004/gal.  Mid-grade averages $4.168/gal, while premium goes for $4.288/gal. Diesel fuel averages $4.193/gal.

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The cost of gas on the Daily Fuel Gauge Report has been rising for weeks. Just last Wednesday, regular grade sat at $3.95/gal. One month ago, it was $3.73/gal. And a year ago, the average was at $3.60.

The all-time record on the report for the DC Metro Area was $4.095/gal. That was reached July 10, 2008.

According to the report, the nationwide average for regular grade gas sits at $3.91/gal. That's a jump of 21 cents a gallon over the last month. Prices have not been this high since May of 2011.

The highest average gas prices are on the West Coast, in the Chicago area, and in New York and Connecticut.

The lowest prices are in the Rocky Mountain states, Oklahoma, Minnesota, New Jersey, and South Carolina.

Written by Dan Guzman
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

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