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Pump pain has North Carolinians groaning

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Feeling pinched at the pump? You're not the only one.

The price of gas in the United States is now $3.72 per gallon for convention retail gas, according to the United States Energy Information Administration.

That's the highest since $3.74 per gallon back on Oct. 15, when gas prices were above $3.70 a gallon for eight straight weeks.

About a year ago, prices were even higher. The average on April 9, 2012, was a staggering $3.877.

The price of a conventional retail gallon of gas has been more than $3 a gallon since Dec. 27, 2010, according to government figures. Gas was below $2 a gallon as recently as March 23, 2009.

Conventional retail gas prices were above $4 a gallon for six weeks, ending July 21, 2008.

Gas has not been under $1 a gallon since it was 99 cents on March 22, 1999.

The government figures go back to Aug. 20, 1990.

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