Gas pump prices stayed around a national average of $3.78 a gallon, up almost 4 cents from a week ago and about 44 cents higher than a month ago.
In other energy futures trading on Nymex:
— Wholesale gasoline fell 6 cents to finish at $3.20 a gallon.
— Heating oil dropped 7 cents to end at $3.03 a gallon.
— Natural gas rose 1 cent to finish at $3.43 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Martin Crutsinger in Washington and Pablo Gorondi in Budapest contributed to this report.
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