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"It's outrageous, Eliza McClellan said. "It's really gotten too high."
McClellan is bought gas at the Z-Mart on Gallatin pike in East Nashville, one top five places to find cheap gas, according to Fox 17's Fuel Gauge report
But even at $3.47, it would still cost her $55 to fill 'er up
And because the average price of a gallon of gas in Nashville has gone up 43 cents in the last 30 days, McClellan has to make cuts somewhere else.
"It hurts," McClellan said. "It takes away from the table."
McClellan is just one of hundreds of thousands of Midstate drivers that take to the road every single day.
And they don't all get to pay $3.47. A gallon of regular at this Citgo in East Nashville is $3.54, and in MetroCenter it's $3.59.
A federal study published earlier this month says the average American family spent $2,912 on gas in 2012.
And today's gas prices are hitting more than just families. They're affecting mass transit systems, delivery trucks, and even cab drivers like Sonny Chester.
"It costs me about a hundred more dollars a week when it goes up like that," Chester said. "There's nothing you can do about it. You've got to operate with fuel or you can't operate without it."
You can find the cheapest gas in your area by visiting the Fuel Gauge section of this website.
Monday, February 18 2013, 10:27 PM CST
Afghan pilots learn air assault tactics from 101st
May 19, 2013 16:48 GMT
By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) -- With Afghan troops increasingly leading combat operations on the ground, the Afghan Air Force's fledgling helicopter fleet based in Kabul has learned new techniques to support them from the air.
The U.S. Army's 101st Combat Aviation Brigade started a new training program at Bagram Air Field for Afghan helicopter pilots to learn how to perform air assault missions, which they have started to use in combat operations.
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Commander Col. Paul Bontrager said the Afghans need to be weaned off American aviation during the drawdown of U.S. forces this year.
The ability of Afghan helicopters to quickly drop soldiers into combat is a new and critical role.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.