Crude Awakening! Gas prices climb 5 cents overnight

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Gas prices are still on the rise and could soon reach $5 per gallon avg, a figure that has forced some Americans to rethink their leisure travel.

The national average gas price climbed five cents Monday night into Tuesday and 10 cents since Saturday, now hitting a record $4.92 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association.

Americans are paying $1.87 more than they were just a year ago, when the price was $3.05, per the AAA.

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