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A gas nozzle is seen at a Arco AM/PM station in St. Johns in this 2014 file photo.Mark Graves/The Oregonian

Gas prices in Oregon and nationwide soared this week, increasing by more than a quarter and reaching new records.

Oregon hit an average of $5.46 a gallon on Tuesday, a 25-cent increase over last week. The national average surged 30 cents, hitting $4.92 per gallon. And in Portland, the average cost of a gallon of gas is now $5.51, a 23-cent jump from the previous week.

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