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CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 9 cents a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.35. 

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that a rise in crude oil prices spurred the increase. 

The price at the pump is 30 cents less than it was a year ago. 

The highest average price in the nation is $3.40 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average is $1.90 in Baton Rouge. 

The average price of diesel spiked 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.65. The survey was conducted Friday.

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