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Average gas price climbed slightly to $3.83 per gallon ahead of Labor Day.
Don’t expect a holiday at the pumps just yet, with gas prices rising slightly today ahead of the Labor Day long weekend across North America.
The average US price climbed .03 cents to 3.83 per gallon, CNN reported.
Today’s slight bump at the pump puts August prices 9.4 percent higher than they were in July.
You can thank Hurricane Isaac, fire at a Chevron refinery in California and worldwide economic instability for the increase, CNN said.
However, that doesn’t mean prices won’t soon dip, The Associated Press reported.
Experts predict prices will drop in September, meaning it won’t happen before you load the family into the Vista Cruiser and head for Six Flags.
“We’re in the ninth inning of this,” oil industry analyst Tom Kloza told the AP.
Don’t believe it? Well, who can blame you?
You are correct if you think today’s gas prices are the highest they’ve ever been at this time of year, the news service said.
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“It has been a really tough summer for drivers nationwide with high gas prices breaking daily records,” said Avery Ash, AAA spokesperson. “Every week there seems to be something new driving up gas prices, whether it is a major refinery fire, a pipeline closure or a Gulf Coast hurricane.”
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You don’t have to tell that to 25-year-old Dayna Linares of Venice, California.
“I’m not getting a receipt. I’m not looking,” she told the Los Angeles Times as she gassed up for a trip to San Diego. “I really don't want to know how much it is.”
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