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Gas prices rise for 35th consecutive day, D.C. tops $4 a gallon

Gas prices continued to go up nationwide, with the average cost of a gallon of regular, unleaded gas rising on Thursday for the 35th consecutive day.

The surge in gas prices was felt in a very particular way in D.C., where gas reached the $4 mark.

That $4 cost is significantly above the national average of $3.78 and among the highest averages in the country. The only places where gas costs more than it does in the District? Hawaii ($4.32), California ($4.20) and New York ($4.01).

Maryland also remained above the national average on Thursday, with a gallon of gas increasing to $3.79. In Virginia, gas prices also rose to $3.69.

According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, the all-time record high cost of a gallon of gas in D.C. remains $4.21. That record was set on May 12, 2011.


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Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.



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