Gas Prices Higher as Tropical Storm Heads for Gulf

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Is it Tropical Storm Gustav or a Labor Day bump. Whatever the case, regular unleaded was up slightly overnight according to AAA Alabama . The statewide average for regular Thursday is $3.53 a gallon - up one-tenth of a penny.

The national average is $3.66 a gallon. Midgrade remained steady at $3.69, as did premium which averaged $3.79 a gallon. Diesel was down slightly to $4.15 a gallon.

AAA's metro averages showed Montgomery had the cheapest average price for regular at $3.48. Mobile had the highest metro average at $3.57 a gallon.

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