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Gas prices hit record levels

Portland, Oregon prices well over $3 a gallon
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Portland area gas prices have hit a record high, according to AAA Oregon-Idaho.

As of Monday morning, the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.112. The previous record was $3.097 for a gallon of regular on May 30, 2006.

The Portland area figures reflect the rest of the state, said AAA Oregon-Idaho public and government affairs director Elliott Eki. The Oregon statewide average for regular gasoline set a new record Monday morning of $3.123. The previous record was $3.111 set on May 28, 2006.

Other records for a gallon of regular gasoline set on Monday were: Eugene/Springfield, $3.174 compared to $3.164 on March 27, 2006; Salem, $3.111 compared to $3.085 on June 1, 2006.

The Salem area was also headed towards a record high, said Eki.