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Drivers Cope With Higher Gas Prices

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s hard not to feel the pain at the pump – especially since most gas stations have raised the price by at dime in just a week.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Pittsburgh metro area is $3.74. Prices could reach $4 a gallon later this spring or early summer.

Over the past three weeks, gas prices have jumped over 19 cents.

“I think it’s utterly ridiculous,” Mario Perry, of Baldwin, said. “How can people afford to drive around because we need to commute to get around.”

The all-time high is $4.11 in July of 2008.

Drivers are dealing with sticker shock.

“Normally I would put $30 in it and it would last me forever,” Dania Henderson said. “Now, I’ll be lucky if it lasts me to go get some Chinese and back.”

Other drivers are dealing with it.

“It affects your life and you have not control over it,” one driver said.

Two years ago in this quarter, the national average for a gallon was $1.85.

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