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JULY 4TH GAS PRICE UP 4.2 CENTS FROM LAST YEAR, AAA REPORTS

 JULY 4TH GAS PRICE UP 4.2 CENTS FROM LAST YEAR, AAA REPORTS
 ORLANDO, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorists will be paying an average 4.2 cents more for a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline this Fourth of July than they did a year ago, the American Automobile Association reports.
 This week's national average price of $1.187 per gallon is .2 cent higher than last week and is the highest price since Jan. 29, 1991 when the national average was $1.225.
 The Fuel Gauge Report -- based on a nationwide spot check of gasoline stations -- was conducted for AAA by Computer Petroleum Corp. of St. Paul, Minn.
 The average price of regular unleaded declined last week in New England, the Great Lakes, Midwest and the Southeast but was higher in other regions, AAA said.
 Approximately 88 percent of stations will be open on July 4th, while an estimated 33 percent of stations will be open 24 hours.
 The national average price of self-serve mid-grade unleaded is .6 cent higher at $1.278 per gallon. The price of premium unleaded increased 1.1 cents to $1.364.
 In addition to surveying for the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, Computer Petroleum Corp. plublishes the National Petroleum Price Index, which monitors more than 50,000 daily wholesale and retail gasoline prices throughout the United States and Canada.
 AAA is a not-for-profit federation of 145 motor clubs with more than 1,000 offices providing its more than 33 million members in the U.S. and Canada with travel, insurance, financial and auto-related services.
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 /CONTACT: Jerry Cheske or Geoff Sundstrom of the American Automobile Association, 407-444-8000/ CO: American Automobile Association ST: Florida IN: AUT SU: ECO


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