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The national average price of gasoline rose 6 cents to $3.331 a gallon for the week ending Dec. 30 in an uptick from a week ago.

The rise came after several months of declining prices that brought gasoline to a three-year low in mid-November. Falling demand and increasing U.S. energy production has kept prices in check.

Gasoline will close out the year 3.3 cents higher than it did at the end of 2012. Meanwhile, the national average price for diesel will close out the year 1.5 cents lower than where it ended 2012. Diesel rose 3 cents this week compared to a week ago.

As of Tuesday, all states were above the $3-per-gallon level in the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.


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Originally posted on Automotive Fleet