March 19, 2012
The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose for the 10th straight day on Monday to $3.842. That is now only about 6.6% below the record high of $4.114 from July 2008.
The average price rose by four-tenths of a penny, according to the survey of gas stations conducted for the motorist group AAA. Gas prices are now up more than 17% this year.
The nationwide average was $3.54 a gallon a month ago and $3.76 a gallon on March 9 — the day that prices started rising again after a few days of slight declines.