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Gasoline’s national average price fell 4 cents in the past two weeks to $3.56 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations.
The price is about 20 cents below the same period last year, analyst Trilby Lundberg said in her latest survey, which covered the two-week period ended Friday. The survey, which was released Sunday, is issued twice a month.
Oil prices held over $106 a barrel in early New York Mercantile Exchange trading, Bloomberg News reported, in line with its price of the past five weeks.
The Long Island region in New York had the highest price among areas surveyed, at $3.82 a gallon, while Charleston, S.C., had the lowest, at $3.22.
The Department of Energy will release its weekly survey of diesel and gasoline pump prices Monday afternoon in Washington.