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The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $4.62 as of Monday. That's $1.58 higher than a year earlier and about 12% above the pre-2022 high. The record high was set in 2008 when the average was $3.99 a gallon.

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $4.62 as of Monday, according to AAA. Prices have risen about 11% over the past month, the organization’s figures indicated. Gas was recently above $4 in all 50 states.

Analysts say gasoline prices so far haven’t changed many motorists’ summer travel plans. Analysts say pent-up demand for travel after Covid 19-related restrictions. AAA: 34.9 million Americans were expected to travel by automobile during the Memorial Day weekend.

A survey by AAA in March found that two-thirds of Americans felt gas was too expensive when it was at $3.53 a gallon. If it were to reach $5, three-quarters of drivers said they would need to adjust. Amalia Velázquez said she currently spends $80 to fill her 2019 Toyota RAV4, up from about $45 before the pandemic.
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