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Carefree American Drivers

A measure of gasoline demand reaches record in weekly U.S. data

While summer weather still seems to be light-years away for much of the U.S., Americans’ driving habits reflect those of the carefree days of August. Gasoline products supplied, a measure of demand, surged to the highest on record last week, according to U.S. government data. Drivers are showing little restraint on the road despite gas prices hitting a 1,000-day high of $2.73 a gallon.

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