US gas prices down about 7 cents over past 3 weeks

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Associated Press

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 15 at 5:03 PM

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline nationwide has dropped about 7 cents over the past three weeks.

The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.41.

Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the national average for a gallon of mid-grade is $3.57. For premium it's $3.69 a gallon.

Lundberg says diesel prices fell 5 cents a gallon over the past three weeks, to $3.73.

Jackson, Miss., had the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3. Chicago had the highest at $3.78.

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137-a-04-(Trilby Lundberg, oil industry analyst, in AP interview)-"Chicago, $3.78"-Oil analyst Trilby Lundberg gives the lows and the highs for gas across the country. (15 Jul 2012)

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136-a-12-(Trilby Lundberg, oil industry analyst, in AP interview)-"been fifty six cents"-Oil analyst Trilby Lundberg says even though prices were still down over the past few weeks, this could be it as far as the downward trend goes. (15 Jul 2012)

<<CUT *136 (07/15/12)>> 00:12 "been fifty six cents"

138-a-06-(Trilby Lundberg, oil industry analyst, in AP interview)-"demand is climbing"-Oil analyst Trilby Lundberg says oil prices have been heading up which translate to the end of declining prices at the pump. (15 Jul 2012)

<<CUT *138 (07/15/12)>> 00:06 "demand is climbing"

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