Gas Prices Close in on $5 a Gallon in US, Hit Record in UK

California has the highest average price at $6.40 a gallon.

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DALLAS (AP) — The average price that Americans pay for gasoline is closing in on $5 a gallon, another drain on the wallets of consumers who are paying more for many other essentials too. AAA said the nationwide average for regular was $4.97 a gallon, up a quarter in just the last week and $1.90 more than drivers were paying a year ago. GasBuddy, a service that helps drivers find deals on gas, said the…

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