YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Motorists will see regular and premium gasoline prices increase a penny per gallon Aug. 1 at Army and Air Force Exchange Service stations in South Korea.

It’s the first increase since gas prices went up 12 cents per gallon April 1.

According to AAFES officials, regular will cost $1.56 per gallon and premium $1.74 beginning next month. Diesel will go for $1.48.

AAFES uses a four-week stateside national average generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to calculate prices. The exchange service adds dispensing costs before setting the final selling price.

Off base, an LG gas station in Tongdaemun on Wednesday reported unleaded gas for $4.09 per gallon and diesel at $2.55.

AAFES dropped prices in May, June and last month after a high in April, when regular sold for $1.76, premium for $1.91 and diesel for $1.79.

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