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AAA: Monthly gas prices up 75 cents

The level of pain at gasoline pumps statewide was evident in AAA’s monthly gas price survey released Tuesday.

In Sacramento, AAA said the average cost for unleaded regular was $3.29 a gallon, up 74 cents from its Feb. 10 survey. In Northern California, unleaded was going for $3.37 a gallon, a 75-cent increase in one month.

Statewide, the average price was $3.43 a gallon, a 78-cent spike over February.

The least expensive gas in Northern California was in Marysville, where the average for unleaded regular was $3.21 a gallon, a 75-cent increase in one month.

Refinery disruptions, rising wholesale gas prices and refinery conversions to produce more expensive spring-summer gas blends all combined to send prices soaring throughout the Golden State, AAA said.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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