Iowa gas prices below national average, Illinois above

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(CNN) — The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has increased one tenth of a cent to $3.542, marking the second consecutive increase, the motorist group AAA said Saturday.

However, the national average is still down 57.2 cents, or about 13.9%, on the record high of $4.114 reported on July 17, 2008.

The highest prices at the pump are in Hawaii, averaging about $4.34 per gallon, and the lowest in South Carolina, at $3.22, according to the AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

The price of light, sweet crude oil, for September delivery, increased $0.13 to settle at $107.46 per barrel on the NYMEX Friday.

According to AAA’s report on state prices, Iowa gas stations are selling a gallon of regular gasoline for $3.491. In Illinois, it’s being sold for $3.64.

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