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Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Gas Prices Begin Slow Climb


(Cars.com)

A summer of low gas prices seemed too good to be true. As analysts predicted , prices at the pump are beginning to creep up, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report .

The national average price of a gallon of regular gas today is $3.534, up from last week's price of $3.490, AAA reports. Last month, prices were lower, at $3.329 for a gallon of regular. Premium fuel is averaging $3.814 a gallon today, up from $3.770 last week and $3.622 last month.

In Chicago, today is the first day in a while that we've seen prices break the $4 barrier for a gallon of regular. Still, we've still got it pretty good. AAA's national average price for a gallon of regular on this date last year was $3.703; premium cost $3.953 a gallon.

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By Cars.com  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/02/2012

 
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