(Adds background, details) By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Retail gasoline prices hit a record nationwide average of $2.61 a gallon last week as the effects of high crude oil prices trickled down to the pump, the U.S. government said on Monday. The national average pump price for regular unleaded gasoline rose 6.2 cents, according to a weekly survey of more than 800 service stations by the Energy Information Administration. That's on top of an 18.2-cent increase the ...
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