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North Carolina Gas Prices At Record High

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RALEIGH — Driving in the Carolinas is more expensive now than ever before.

The American Automobile Association says gas prices in North and South Carolina arethe highest they have ever been. Here, the average gallon of gas costs $1.57.

Nationally, prices have increased by nine cents more per gallon.. That isup 12 cents in two weeks. It may cause some to cut back on vacation driving plans.

One taxi company owner in Raleigh says the added costs are difficult to take.

"I'm paying $8 extra to fill up the same tank and I'm running my air conditioning about 8 hours a day," says JusticeOkuwa. "And we're making the same thing we used to make prior to the gas rise. So it's really taking moneyout of our pocket."

Okuwa says the city regulates taxi cab fares. He says rates went up last year forthe first time in 9 years so he does not expect another increase.

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