Wary Drivers Eye Gas Prices as Summer Nears

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As Americans start hitting the road for summer vacation, gas prices are on the minds of many.

The Energy Department says drivers can expect to pay about $3.53 a gallon this summer. That's down 10 cents from last year.

AAA's Cynthia Harris cited several reasons for the dip in price.

"There is a large supply of gasoline and there are no refinery issues at this time," she told Capital Public Radio. "As a matter of fact, there is increased refinery production; steady crude oil prices; and also there's a little bit less demand by consumers."

Currently, AAA reports an average price of $3.63 a gallon. Illinois and Michigan are seeing a spike in prices, both with an average of over $4.15.

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