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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 6 cents from a week ago.

In its weekly report released Sunday, AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.54, up from $3.48 a week ago. The price is 20 cents lower than a year ago, when the price was $3.74.

The price of gas in the region is a penny above the national average. The national average for a gallon of unleaded was $3.53, up a penny from a week ago.

The average price in the District of Columbia alone is $3.66, up 6 cents from a week ago.

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