Gas prices break record run

National average price for a gallon of gas slips slightly to $4.078 a gallon, according to AAA.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Retail gasoline prices have eased slightly from their record high, according to a daily survey released Tuesday by auto club AAA.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gas fell two-tenths of a cent to $4.078, according to AAA. That's down from the all-time high of $4.080 set the previous day.

The decline ends 10 days of consecutive increases and ends nine straight record highs.

Still, gas prices are up 7.5% from a month ago, and they're nearly 36% higher than they were at this time last year.

Gas prices are highest in California, where a gallon of gas averages $4.603, followed by Alaska at $4.444 and Connecticut at $4.384.

The lowest gas prices can be found in Missouri at $3.832 a gallon.

Diesel prices also fell moderately. The national average price for a gallon of diesel lost two-tenths of a cent to $4.795 from a record $4.797.

Meanwhile, crude oil prices eased after spiking nearly $5 a barrel to a record high of nearly $140 in volatile trade Monday.  To top of page

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