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ArkLaTexans react to rising gas prices

“The gas prices, I think eventually they will go down,” one woman said
A customer pumps gas May 10 at a station in Miami. Just as Americans gear up for summer road...
A customer pumps gas May 10 at a station in Miami. Just as Americans gear up for summer road trips, the price of oil remains stubbornly high, pushing prices at the gas pump to painful heights. For the first time ever, average gas prices are above $4 in all 50 states, AAA says.(Marta Lavandier | AP)
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 9:40 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Gas prices have now broken records for nine days in a row.

And for the first time, AAA says, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is more than $4 in every state. The national average is $4.56 a gallon.

In some states like California, motorists are being charged more than $6 a gallon.

KSLA News 12 spoke with some of you who are saying it’s impacting your everyday travels.

“I just filled this truck up and it was $143.20. Last year, it was running about $85,” one man said.

“I just got a truck and it cost me 85 bucks to fill it now instead of what it used to cost when I had a six-cylinder,” a woman told KSLA News 12.

One man noted that while prices may rise, his income does not.

“My money come in once a month and it’s the same thing every month. And the gas going up is going to make that check smaller.”

One woman is optimistic that this too shall pass.

“The gas prices, I think eventually they will go down,” she said. “We know that this is a high travel time. Most people are going on vacation. So it’s just something we all have to go through.”

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