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Week sees another double-digit rise in Sacramento-area gas prices

The average retail price of gas in the Sacramento area rose about 11.4 cents over the past week to $2.52 a gallon. At-the-pump costs have spiked 43.4 cents in the past month, but they’re 63.5 cents lower than the year-ago average.
The average retail price of gas in the Sacramento area rose about 11.4 cents over the past week to $2.52 a gallon. At-the-pump costs have spiked 43.4 cents in the past month, but they’re 63.5 cents lower than the year-ago average. AP

Sacramento-area motorists have been socked with double-digit gas price increases for a third consecutive week.

The average retail price of gas in the area rose about 11.4 cents over the past week to $2.52 a gallon, according to Monday’s report by national gas price tracker GasBuddy.com.

At-the-pump costs have spiked 43.4 cents in the past month, but they’re 63.5 cents lower than the year-ago average.

Nationally, the average rose about 5 cents over the past week to $1.98 a gallon, up 27.4 cents from last month. The national average has been less than $2 a gallon since December.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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