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Average price of a gallon of regular continues to pull back, according to motorist group survey.

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NEW YORK ( -- The nationwide average price of gasoline continued to head lower Thursday, according to a survey conducted for the motorist group AAA.

The average price for regular unleaded fell slightly to $3.275 a gallon, down from $3.279 Wednesday, according to AAA's Web site. That's down a full penny from the record high of $3.285 reported on Sunday. The average price-per-gallon of diesel fuel continued to rise, hitting a record high of $4.033.

Regular was $3.032 on average at this time last month and $2.564 a year ago, according to the AAA. Diesel was $3.454 a month ago, and $2.744 at this time last year.

Prices in California and Hawaii continued to lead the country - drivers in both states paid about $3.63 per gallon. Prices in Alaska and Oregon remained above $3.40 a gallon, and gas rose above $3.50 in Washington.

New Jersey continued to have the the lowest prices for gas - drivers paid $3.054 a gallon on average. Missouri and Minnesota residents also pay less than $3.10 a gallon.

The fuel price survey was conducted for AAA by Oil Price Information Service. To top of page

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