Traders work in the energy options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Retail gasoline prices rose for the 22nd consecutive day to a national average of ... more 
Traders work in the energy options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Retail gasoline prices rose for the 22nd consecutive day to a national average of $3.73 per gallon. The Energy Department said gasoline supplies shrank by 1.6 million barrels, or 0.7 percent, to 229.9 million barrels. That's 2 percent less than year-ago levels. AP Photo/Seth Wenig) less 
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Wed, Feb 29, 2012 3:27 PM EST