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Oregon gas prices below US average for first time since 2011

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

For the first time in nearly two years, Oregon drivers are paying less than the national average for a gallon of gasoline.

The average price for regular unleaded went up three cents in the state to $3.35 a gallon, according to AAA. However, the national price went up a nickel to $3.36.

Oregon's average price got within fractions of a penny of the national average at the start of February 2012, but the last time it was actually less was May 14, 2011.

That was one of only 10 times since 2008 it's been cheaper on average to buy gasoline in Oregon compared to the country-wide average.

In the Portland metro area, AAA lists the current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.32. A year ago, it was $3.47.

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