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Area gas prices break $4 barrier

The average price for a gallon on regular unleaded gas topped the $4 mark for the first time Tuesday.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The average price for a gallon on regular unleaded gas topped the $4 mark for the first time Tuesday.

FuelGaugeReport.com reported that the average inched up to $4.007 a gallon from $3.999 on Monday. A year ago, the average price was $2.965 a gallon, according to the Web site.

Statewide, the average price was $3.986 on Tuesday, while the national average was $4.078.

Fayetteville has the cheapest gas in the state, with an average of $3.94 a gallon. The average prices in Charlotte and Greensboro are remain under $4 a gallon.

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