Gas Prices

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Gas prices statewide continue to soar.

According to AAA Alabama's survey released Friday motorists are paying on average $1.99 for regular unleaded; mid-grades are $2.13; premium fuel on average is $2.19; and diesel hovers around $2.16.

The Birmingham-based motor club said a review of the state's metro areas show prices for regular unleaded are highest in Huntsville and Mobile at $2 a gallon. Montgomery's average is $1.99 and prices were cheapest in Birmingham at $1.98.

The agency said overall, gas prices in the Southeast region have risen more than 15-cents since mid-February. In some California cities, regular exceeds $3 gallon.