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At 9.88 million b/d, gasoline demand last week was near an all-time record high according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). More so, the latest EIA data shows gasoline inventories tightening from 240 million bbl at the end of June down to 231 million bbl at the end of July. The boost in demand and drop in inventory have driven the national gas price average to $2.87, which is the most expensive gas price seen in August since 2014.

“We are likely going to see an end of summer pump price rally as inventories continue to tighten, especially on the East Coast,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “This week’s EIA demand and inventory reports will give further indication of how much higher the national gas price average could jump before summer is over.”

While today’s gas price average is one-cent more than last week, it is the same price as one month ago, yet 52-cents more than this time last year.

Quick Stats

The nation’s top 10 most expensive markets are: Hawaii($3.76), California ($3.62), Washington ($3.40), Alaska ($3.37), Oregon ($3.28), Nevada ($3.20), Idaho ($3.15), Utah ($3.08), Connecticut ($3.07) and Pennsylvania ($3.06).
The nation’s top 10 largest monthly changes are: New Mexico (-11 cents), Arizona (-10 cents), Delaware (+9 cents), Utah (-7 cents), South Carolina (+6 cents), Georgia (+5 cents), Nevada (-5 cents), Colorado (-5 cents), Kentucky (-5 cents) and Alabama (+4 cents).

West Coast

Motorists in states in the West Coast region are paying some of the highest pump prices in the country: Hawaii ($3.76), California ($3.62), Washington ($3.40), Alaska ($3.37), Oregon ($3.28), Nevada ($3.20) and Arizona ($2.91). When compared to last week, most gas prices in the region are down or flat. Hawaii and Arizona saw the largest drops at a penny each.

According to EIA’s petroleum status report for the week ending on July 27, inventories of gasoline in the region dropped by 400,000 bbl. They now sit at 30.2 million bbl, which is nearly 3.5 million bbl lower than total levels at this time last year. Tighter supplies leave little cushion for price shocks, which could increase prices at the pump if supply becomes more constrained.

Lauren Fix and Tyson Slocum join RT's Boom Bust to discuss the recent emission scandals and how the potential new fuel economy standards will effect consumers, our country and others.

Do you know what to do when an emergency vehicle approaches? Doing the right thing can help save a life and keep you out of trouble. H&I Automotive cares about you and your vehicle's safety. Their video blog series will cover all aspects of owning and driving a car. Hope you enjoy it!

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Want to learn a few things about your car and have a little fun in the process? Then this is the place for you. Today, H&I Automotive discusses wiper blades and the washer system. Click on the links below to learn more about H&I Automotive.

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H&I Automotive offers digital vehicle inspections to their customers. This video shows how to view your digital vehicle inspection when sent via text message. Their inspections show you the complete condition of your car - good and bad. Here you can see pictures, read tech comments and view videos that explain the systems of your car. Click on the links below to learn more about H&I Automotive.

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We would like to introduce you to H&I Automotive.

H&I has a unique business philosophy when it come to caring for your vehicle. They believe in maintaining your vehicle to give your better performance, more reliability and an overall lower cost of ownership. You, the customer, will be a big part of their success.

H&I Automotive provides you with digital inspections that include pictures of your actual car. This way , you see what they see and can make an informed decision when it comes to maintaining your vehicle. They keep you on track with service reminders and easy to follow schedule. To top it all off, while you are on their maintenance plan you will enjoy H&I's Lifetime Assurance plan that covers a variety of repairs to your vehicle. Experience the H&I difference! Click on the links below to learn more about H&I Automotive.

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Red Nose Day was created by Comic Relief as a fundraiser for multiple charities helping to fight child poverty.

H&I Automotive did an excellent job supporting the cause with the help of their customers and vendor partners. Click on the links below to learn more about H&I Automotive.

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New Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and Its 797-horsepower Supercharged HEMI® High-output Engine Drive 2019 Challenger Lineup

 

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.June 28, 2018  -- Dodge launches most powerful SRT Hellcat lineup ever

The new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car

Dodge launches the most powerful SRT Hellcat lineup ever. New 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine is the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car. Challenger SRT Hellcat boasts new rating of 717 horsepower and 656 lb.-ft. of torque. The 485 horsepower Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody features fender flares from the SRT Hellcat Widebody and adds 3.5 inches of width to the Scat Pack’s footprint.

Most powerful production V-8 engine with 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque

Quickest production muscle car with 0-60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration of 3.4 seconds

Fastest grand touring (GT) production car with a ¼-mile elapsed time (E.T.) of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph; and reaches a new top speed of 203 mph

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat boasts new rating of 717 horsepower and 656 lb.-ft. of torque

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 31, 2018) – As international travel grows in popularity, Americans are choosing to protect their vacation investments by purchasing travel insurance. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 4 in 10 Americans (38 percent) are likely to purchase travel insurance for future international trips. For those travelers, trip cancellation protection is the most valuable benefit with 9 in 10 (88 percent) of those likely to purchase insurance saying that getting their money back, if they cancel a trip, is their top priority.

“More than 30 million family travelers will visit an international destination this year, 9 percent more than just two years ago,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president of AAA Travel and Publishing. “There are just too many unknowns, like family emergencies and natural disasters, which can throw an unexpected wrench into a planned vacation. Travelers are increasingly not taking chances and they’re choosing to invest in the value and peace of mind that travel insurance can provide, for international as well as domestic and cruise vacations.”

After the cost of their trip (70 percent), the leading influencers for travelers deciding whether to purchase travel insurance are: personal or family health concerns (69 percent); how far in advance the trip is booked (61 percent); and recommendations to purchase insurance by friends or family (57 percent).

12 News tries a monsoon driving simulator for the best tips on how to drive safely in a monsoon storm.

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