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Fuel Prices Set New Highs in Ala,

Undated ,AL – The price of fuel continues to climb into record territory.

According to AAA Alabama, the price for regular rose another penny overnight to $3.71 a gallon. Midgrade is $3.97 while premium costs $4.08 a gallon. Diesel will set you back an average of $4.45 a gallon.

A look at metro prices around the state finds Tuscaloosa's average for regular is the highest at $3.74 a gallon. Birmingham's average of $3.70 is the cheapest.

The auto club said the national average for regular gas is just under $3.81 today. That's 60 cents a gallon more expensive than a year ago.

The price of crude oil also soared to a new high, eclipsing $130 a barrel.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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