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Gas Prices, They Are Rising.

Driving to work each day I cringe when I drive by the convience stores.  I cringe because of those numbers on their signs, $3.69, $3.79, $3.89 and soon it looks as if $4.00 will be on those signs.  Gas prices are rising and have risen to $4 and up in six states.

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On Sunday, the Empire State became the sixth state to top $4 for the average price of a gallon of gas, joining Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii and Illinois, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge. The average price of gas also rose to more than $4 per gallon in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

Hawaii has the highest price in the U.S. at $4.48 per gallon. Wyoming has the lowest, at $3.54.

The national average for gas has increased for 26 straight days, and is now at $3.83 per gallon. That’s up 29 cents from a month ago. Retail surveys suggest motorists are reacting to higher prices now by buying less fuel. Still, the government expects pump prices to keep climbing this summer as vacationers take to the highways.

(via Gas in 6 states, nation’s capital tops $4 a gallon – Yahoo! News.)

Didn’t we just deal with gas prices this high a few years ago.  It was gas prices like these that started the craze of buying smart fuel efficient vehicles and getting rid of the gas guzzlers.  We know the $4 gas prices are coming.  Were people more concerned then about gas prices as they are now?  What are your thoughts?

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