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      US gas prices up 8 cents over past 2 weeks

      CAMARILLO, Calif. (WCIV/AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 8 cents over the past two weeks.

      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 4 cents at $3.93 gallon.

      According to the gas price tracking website GasBuddy.com, prices across the state averaged $3.29 per gallon, which is 2 cents below the average one week ago. Nationally, the average price per gallon is $3.65.

      "After an impressive run that saw the national average begin to approach its springtime high, it appears prices have plateaued- at least for now," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

      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 2 cents.

      "Oil prices appear to be taking a breather, but with the peak of hurricane season approaching, an continued upward trajectory in gasoline prices is certainly possible, should we see a major storm take aim for the Gulf.{} Crude inventories have also declined four consecutive weeks, and large decreases in crude inventories in the near future may be cause for rising oil prices as well," DeHaan said.

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