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Natural Disasters, Mideast Tensions Blamed For High 2012 Gas Prices
Gas prices averaged the highest ever in 2012. But they never topped single day spikes seen in 2008.
The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular gas hit $3.60 in 2012. That's up 9 cents from the previous record high set in 2011.
AAA blamed hurricanes, refinery outages and tensions in the Middle East for the high prices.
Nationwide the current average for a gallon of regular fuel is $3.29. In Texas, it's $3.12. And in Austin, it's slightly less at $3.10.
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