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Opening Arguments

Gas pains

Hey, Indiana is in the vanguard!

The price of an average gallon of regular gas surpassed the $3.90 mark Wednesday, moving to within a dime of the $4 threshold.


The average price rose 1.3 cents to $3.911 in the latest daily survey conducted for the motorist group AAA. The price has risen for 19 consecutive days.


The current price compares to just below $3.70 a month ago, and just below $3.59 a year ago.


Gasoline averages more than $4 a gallon in 10 states and the District of Columbia. 

Lucky us, we're one of the 10 states (see map here).

I don't know what other people's threshold is, but I confess to a having little stomach lurch when I saw that the price had climbed over $4 -- guess that's mine. I filled up the other day with my Kroger/Scott's card and got 30 cents a gallon off; it's usually 10 and occasionally 20. I felt ridiculously grateful.