WASHINGTON – Gas prices in the D.C. area rose 10 cents in the pas week, according to the weekly survey from AAA Mid-Atlantic.
This is the sixth week in a row gas prices have gone up in the area. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is now $3.69. A year ago, it was $3.64.
Gas prices nationally rose 8 cents in the past week, from $3.61 to $3.69.
Analysts say an increase in crude oil prices and problems with refineries and pipelines are mostly to blame for the increase.
AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts that prices will fall by Labor Day.
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