Gas prices have eased slightly this week after climbing more than 50 cents since December, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
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The average price for regular gas on Tuesday was $3.70 a gallon, five cents lower than a week ago, amid lower crude oil prices and an increase in production at refineries. Crude oil was trading at $92.96 a barrel late Tuesday morning, down from a high of $98.30 in the last 30 days.
The Energy Information Administration said regular gasoline is down 7 cents in the last two weeks.
However, prices are still about 12 cents higher than just one month ago, while the average price is above $4 a gallon in California, Alaska and Hawaii.
Premium fuel is over $4 a gallon in 19 states and in Washington, D.C.