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Iowa pump prices fall nearly six cents/gallon

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Gas prices in Iowa have fallen almost six cents per gallon in the past week, and now average $3.76 per gallon.  This compares with the national average that has increased 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80, according to gasoline price website IowaStateGasPrices.com.

However, pump prices in the Hawkeye state still sit a whopping 41 cents per gallon higher than this time in 2011, but have dropped off about four cents in the past month.   

"Thanks largely due to the situation in California, the national average rose slightly in the last week," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.  "The good news for Californians is to expect relief this week. Around the rest of the nation I expect a mixed bag, with prices not moving significantly in either direction from what I can see at this time. Nationally, prices remain much higher than last year, especially in California, where the average now stands 88c/gal higher than a year ago."

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