US gas prices down a penny over past 3 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped a penny over the past three weeks.

But in the metro, gas is on an upward trend. One month ago, the average price of a gallon of gas in the metro was $3.483. Today, that average is up to $3.519. After spending much of the month dropping, the last week has been particularly volatile for Kansas City drivers. Gas prices have risen more than 40 cents.

The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.59. Midgrade costs an average of $3.77 a gallon, and premium is $3.91.

Diesel remained unchanged at $3.90 gallon.

Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, Charleston, S.C., has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.22. Chicago has the highest at $4.04.

In California, the lowest average price was $3.79 in Sacramento. The highest was in Los Angeles at $4.02. The average statewide for a gallon of regular was $3.95, a decrease of six cents.

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