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U.S. Drivers Paying Most at the Pump Since the Pandemic

  • Drivers paying $2.29 per gallon on recent rises in crude
  • Demand is 10-15% below year-ago levels, according to GasBuddy
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U.S. retail gasoline prices are at their highest since the pandemic drove widespread lockdowns last March, according to auto club AAA.

Thursday’s national price average of $2.29 a gallon is the highest in nearly 10 months. The boost in fuel prices comes after global crude futures reached the highest since February after Saudi Arabia cut output earlier this week.