Gas prices up 3 cents this week, 26 cents from a year ago

WASHINGTON – The weather might be improving, but there is still no relief from rising prices at the pump.

The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular went up by 3 cents to $3.81 over the past week. It’s 26 cents a gallon higher than one year ago.

Mid-grade is up by 5 cents to $3.97 a gallon. Premium is up by a penny to $4.10, and diesel is up 3 cents to $4.15 a gallon.

The average for regular fuel this week is cheapest in Virginia, where regular goes for $3.73. That compares to $3.80 in Maryland and $3.92 in the District.

D.C. averages

  • Regular: $3.92
  • Mid-Grade: $4.07
  • Premium: $4.21
  • Diesel: $4.20

Maryland Average

  • Regular: $3.80
  • Mid-Grade: $3.96
  • Premium: $4.12
  • Diesel: $4.19

Virginia Average

  • Regular: $3.73
  • Mid-Grade: $3.89
  • Premium: $3.99
  • Diesel: $4.09

One year ago on March 10, 2011, WTOP’s gas survey found the price of gas to be $3.55 a gallon for regular unleaded, $3.71 a gallon for mid-grade and $3.81 a gallon for premium.

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