Bend                            $3.996              $3.958              $3.593              $4.278                  $4.345           6/20/08

Vancouver, WA             $3.989              $3.936              $3.653              $4.242                  $4.349           6/28/08

This week. nine states have regular unleaded at or above $4 a gallon, up from three states last week.  For the 15th consecutive week, there are no states below $3 a gallon.  For the second consecutive week, Oregon is in the top ten most expensive states, but drops from fifth to 10th place.  Washington stays in the top ten for the second week in a row, falling from sixth to ninth.  Hawaii has the most expensive gas in the country for the 31st consecutive week at $4.37, followed by Minnesota at $4.27, North Dakota at $4.23, Alaska at $4.07, and Nebraska at $4.06.  California is seventh at $4.05 (same as last week and down from third last week).  Washington is ninth down from sixth last week at $4.00 (up seven cents).  Oregon is 10th at $3.98 (down from fifth last week).  Idaho is 25th for the second week in a row at $3.63 (up six cents).  For the fifth week in a row, South Carolina has the cheapest gas in the nation at $3.24 a gallon (same as last week).

 Diesel prices are up slightly.  The national average gains a penny to $3.89.  Oregon’s diesel average also adds a penny to $4.00.  The Oregon average was last at the $4 mark in mid-April.  Diesel is at or above $4 a gallon in 14 states (including the District of Columbia), up from 12 last week.   Hawaii is most expensive at $4.92, followed by Alaska at $4.33, New York at $4.18, Connecticut at $4.17, and Washington at $4.11 (up three cents and up from seventh last week).  Oregon is 13th for the second consecutive week.  Idaho is 14th up from 16th last week at $4.00 (up two cents).   A year ago, the national average for diesel was $4.00 and Oregon's was $4.35.

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