AAA Mid-Atlantic says since national gas prices peaked at the end of February, motorists nationwide have felt welcome relief at the pump in the form of falling prices. However rising crude oil prices in recent weeks have impacted gas prices across most of the country and now motorists in most states are paying more today than one week ago.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.56 Friday. That price was four cents more expensive than one week ago, a penny less than one month ago, but it remains 18 cents less than one year ago.
After registering a week-over-week decline every day since March 1, the national average has posted a week-over-week increase for ten straight days (through Friday). The national average is currently 23 cents below the peak 2013 price to date of $3.79 on February 27. In 2011 the national average for regular unleaded gasoline peaked at $3.98 on May 5. In 2012 the price peaked at $3.94 on April 5 and 6.
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