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Originally published Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Gas prices up nearly 6 cents a gallon

The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. filling stations rose 5.76 cents to $3.67 a gallon during the past two weeks, the Lundberg survey shows.

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The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. filling stations rose 5.76 cents to $3.667 a gallon in the two weeks that ended Friday, according to the Lundberg survey. The price is about 36 percent above a year earlier.

"Gasoline closely followed what crude oil did," said Trilby Lundberg on Sunday.

Most of the rise came from higher prices in the Western states because of refinery glitches in California, Lundberg said. Higher ethanol prices also contributed, she said.

The average price in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area was $3.884 Sunday, down from $3.886 Saturday, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Demand is down from a year ago as the economy slows, Lundberg said.

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