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Stars and Stripes, Gas prices at Army and Air Force Exchange Service pumps will nudge up marginally Saturday to end a price dive that began mid-July in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Prices for gasoline in the Netherlands will go up as well, while diesel fuel sold there will go down 1.8 cents per gallon, according to an AAFES news release.

Regular unleaded gasoline, sold only in Germany, will go up 1.4 cents to about $2.95 per gallon first thing Saturday. Midgrade gas will bump up 0.6 cents per gallon to about $3.05 in Germany, $3.22 in the Netherlands and $2.99 in the U.K. Diesel will jump about 2 cents in Germany and the U.K.

Premium prices will climb less than a half penny in the three countries.

Despite the increase, AAFES unleaded gas prices are down about 27 cents per gallon from five weeks ago, when a slide in stateside prices began.

In the Netherlands, where AAFES fuel prices are based on what the exchange pays to purchase and distribute fuel, diesel has dropped nearly 16 cents since July 21. Still, diesel prices there are 8 cents higher than in Germany, and about 14 cents higher than in the U.K., where diesel prices have shed just 2 cents overall since mid-July.

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