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Chicago tops in nation for average gas price

Chicago has highest average gas price Lower 48 states — $4.10 — according survey released Sunday.  |  Sun-Times

Chicago has the highest average gas price in the Lower 48 states — $4.10 — according to a survey released Sunday. | Sun-Times files

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Updated: July 29, 2013 12:42AM

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped eight cents over the past two weeks and Chicago is home to the highest average at $4.10 a gallon, 43 cents higher than the nation’s average.

The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.67. Midgrade costs an average of $3.85 a gallon, and premium is $3.99.

Diesel was up four cents at $3.93 gallon.

Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, Charleston, S.C., has the nation’s lowest average price for gas at $3.34. Chicago has the highest at $4.10.

In California, the lowest average price was $3.83 in Sacramento. The highest was in Los Angeles at $4.04. The average statewide for a gallon of regular was $3.97, an increase of two cents.

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