Why Gasoline Prices Are Rising Again

Gasoline prices


are on the upswing again, rising 35 cents per gallon in just the past month to an average national price of $3.45. More gains could be in store in the weeks and months ahead, since prices tend to rise in the spring and summer when more people drive.

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It’s not likely to be as bad as last year, when prices rose as high as $5, but the summer driving season could still be more expensive than motorists expected.

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