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Gasoline prices get early start on spring surge

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Freddy Lozoga fills an underground tank at a service station Thursday in Los Angeles.

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Gasoline prices are getting an early start on their annual spring march higher. The average U.S. retail price rose 13 cents over the past two weeks to $3.42 per gallon, and within a few days it will likely set a record for this time of year. The culprits: Rising crude oil prices, slowing output at refineries that are undergoing maintenance, and low supplies of gasoline.
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