Vancouver gas prices continue to rise

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Gasoline prices in Vancouver, the state of Washington and Oregon continued to rise last week, and now exceed the falling national average.

The weekly AAA Oregon/Idaho survey showed the price of regular unleaded gasoline in Vancouver at $3.81 per gallon, up from $3.75 a week ago. Washington's average price was $3.79, also up six cents a gallon and now the 15th-highest average in the nation. Oregon's statewide average was $3.79, a six cent increase. Portland's average was a penny lower.

The national average dipped by four cents, to 3.74 per gallon