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Average gas price rises 8.4 cents

March 31, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The average U.S. pump price for self-serve regular gasoline rose 8.4 cents to $2.046 a gallon in the week that ended Monday, a government report showed.

Gasoline was 38% lower than the $3.29 posted a year ago, according to a weekly survey of about 800 filling stations by the Energy Department.

Prices were highest in California, where the average price jumped 9.4 cents to $2.248 a gallon. The average was lowest in the Rocky Mountain region at $1.937 a gallon, up 0.3 of a cent.

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