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Expected Summer Travel Demand Drives Up Gas Prices Near $3 Per Gallon

Average gas prices are heading toward $3 per gallon, which is a 30% jump from a year ago when lockdowns kept more people at home and slashed gas prices as a result. Now prices are rising again as more people set their sights on summer travel.

Host Tonya Mosley speaks with Here & Now transportation analyst Seth Kaplan about what’s driving the sharp increase in gas prices.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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