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Highest Gas Price Recorded for March

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The average price of a gallon of regular gas is now $3.87, up nearly 4 cents from a week ago and over 30 cents from a year ago, according to the Department of Energy.

Last week, the average gas price was $3.83 a gallon, which matched the previous March record according to data going back to 1990.

The West Coast was once again the most expensive region, with an average gas price of $4.23, up almost 2 cents from last week and an increase of over 37 cents from a year ago.

The least expensive region was the Rocky Mountain region, at $3.62 a gallon. That region had the highest increase from last week: 14 cents. Gas in that region climbed almost 24 cents from a year ago.

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