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Gas sets second straight record high

Nationwide average price of regular unleaded sets another all-time high of $3.303 a gallon, according to AAA survey.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The average price of regular gasoline hit another record high overnight, a AAA survey showed Friday.

The average price of regular unleaded jumped more than a penny to a national average of $3.303 a gallon, exceeding the record set the previous day, according to AAA's Web site.

Gas prices are up more than 22% from where they were last year. A month ago, the nationwide average was at $3.178 a gallon.

Pump prices have been on a record-setting run, supported by high crude prices.

Several senators suggested Thursday that Congress may need to intervene in the oil market to make it more difficult to purchase high-risk oil contracts, which some say are driving up gas prices.

The average price-per-gallon of diesel fuel held steady at $4.023.

The rising price of diesel fuel has been a major concern for workers in the trucking industry. Diesel averaged $3.696 a gallon last month and $2.872 a year ago.

California, the state with the most expensive gas, saw prices for regular gas jump 1.6 cents to $3.679 a gallon. Hawaii also maintained prices above $3.60 a gallon.

New Jersey was the only state to see gas prices below $3.10 a gallon. Prices rose two-tenths of a cent in that state to $3.046 a gallon.

The AAA survey, updated daily, tracks prices at roughly 80,000 service stations across the country. It is conducted for the group by Oil Price Information Service. To top of page

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