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BOOST IN DEMAND HELPS PUSH UP GASOLINE PRICES

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Gasoline prices rose more than a penny per gallon at the pump over the last two weeks due to higher demand and increased crude oil prices, an industry analyst said.

The average price consumers paid for all grades of gasoline was $1.2495 a gallon, up 1.14 cents since the last Lundberg Survey of 10,000 gas stations on Aug. 5."Gasoline followed crude oil up beginning in early March," Trilby Lundberg said Sunday. "Then higher demand, which always occurs in spring and summer, added to the upward pressure."

At self-service pumps, regular unleaded cost $1.1838 per gallon, mid-grade $1.2872 and premium unleaded $1.3705. Regular leaded was $1.2019.

At full service pumps, regular unleaded cost $1.4878 per gallon, mid-grade $1.5727 and premium $1.6462. Regular leaded was $1.4293.