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MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY GAS PRICES ARE UP 11.9 CENTS

 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY GAS PRICES ARE UP 11.9 CENTS
 SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day weekend


motorists will find that gasoline prices have risen 11.9 cents per gallon in the last month, according to the latest California State Automobile Association (CSAA) survey of 600 gas retailers in northern and central California and throughout Nevada.
 "May prices for unleaded self-service gasoline average $1.22," according to Nancy Solomon, CSAA spokesperson. "The last time motorists experienced such a dramatic price hike was in June 1990 when prices went up 13 cents," she added.
 With the beginning of the peak summer travel season, retail gasoline prices are in a normal pattern for this time of year, said Mike Doyle of Computer Petroleum Corp.
 MAY 1992 GAS PRICE SURVEY FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA
 Price per Change since
 gallon last month
 (cents)
 Self-Service
 Unleaded:
 Regular $1.22 +11.9
 Mid-grade $1.29 +11.1
 Premium $1.39 +10.1
 Diesel $1.33 +10.8
 Full-Service
 Unleaded:
 Regular $1.50 +5.7
 Mid-grade $1.57 +5.5
 Premium $1.65 +5.1
 Diesel $1.48 +4.2
 "CSAA urges motorists to shop around for the best retail gasoline prices," Solomon advised. "Our May survey shows that gas prices vary by up to 23 cents per gallon," she added.
 CSAA is the AAA-affiliated auto club providing motoring consumer services to more than 3 million members in California and Nevada.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Solomon of California State Automobile Association, 415-565-2293/ CO: California State Automobile Association ST: California, Nevada IN: TRN SU:


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