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Congratulations, Los Angeles: You have the nation's highest average gas price

Gasoline prices Jan 9, 2013 Newport Beach, CA

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Gasoline prices at a Newport Beach station Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Gas prices have been rising in Southern California the past two weeks.

The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline is up two cents over the past two weeks, and Los Angeles is leading the way — it has the highest average price for gas at $3.71, among cities surveyed in the lower 48 states.

In California, the lowest average price was $3.47 in Stockton. The average statewide for a gallon of regular was $3.61, up about three cents.

That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.34.

Midgrade costs an average of $3.52 a gallon, and premium is $3.65.

Diesel held steady at $3.96 gallon.

Of the cities surveyed in the lower 48 states, Albuquerque, N.M., has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $2.88.

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