Chalk one up for the people who say high gas prices are the only thing that will get drivers to change their habits. Thanks to record high gas prices in California last year, motorists in the state bought less gas than they had the previous year, the first time that's happened in 14 years, according to the LA Times.
On NPR's All Thing's Considered this afternoon, one of the pieces was on the increasing gas prices, and how the upward trend is happening about three weeks earlier than is common for the summer spike. This article, from the San Francisco Gate/AP, says since crude oil is back up to over $60 a barrel, gas prices, particularly in California and Hawaii, are starting to top $3-a-gallon, and the AP found drivers across the country who are taking the bus or thinking about starting to research hybrid ve
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