Gas up another penny in a week

WTOP has been tracking last year\'s and this year\'s gas prices. (WTOP/John Meyer)

WASHINGTON – Gas prices continue to inch up. The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular is up by 1 cent, to $4.12 over the past week.

Mid-grade increased by 3 cents to $4.32 a gallon. Premium is up by 3 cents to $4.44 a gallon. Diesel prices are up by 8 cents, at $4.31 a gallon.

The average for regular fuel this week is cheapest in Virginia, where regular is $4.06. That compares to $4.07 in Maryland and $4.24 in the District.

On April 14, 2011, the WTOP survey found the average for a gallon of unleaded regular to be $3.91 a gallon. Mid-grade was $4.09 a gallon, and premium, $4.16 a gallon.

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