Record gas prices affects wallets, but travel is still up

Lillie Barker of Stow has been cringing as gas prices have been rising.

Her 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI takes diesel gas, which has been even more expensive than regular and premium gasoline as drivers continue to contend with high fuel prices.

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She bought the car used 2½ years ago because it had good gas mileage. She said she averages about 33 miles to the gallon.

“Usually it takes me about two weeks to go through (a tank), but when I bought it, diesel was $ 2.99,” said Barker.

Diesel is almost $ 6 a gallon now, Barker said, noting that the gas station near her apartment was $ 5.59 a gallon on Tuesday.

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