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Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, 7:47 p.m.
 

The Pittsburgh area's average price at the pump fell 2.1 cents over the past week, just in time for Christmas. But this still might be the highest-cost holiday for fill-ups.

GasBuddy.com's survey of 731 local gas stations came up with a $3.45-a-gallon average price as of Sunday. That's 14.6 cents higher than a year ago, although 17.7 cents lower than a month ago.

The $3.24 national average price didn't change in the past week, and it's 1.3 cents higher than a year ago.

“It appears that the national average may set a record high,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst. Current prices indicate this year might edge out 2011 as the most expensive average for gasoline purchased on Christmas Day, he said.

 

 
 


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