Consumer activist discusses high oil, gas prices

05/15/08 Robert Lorei
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First up today: gasoline prices. The national average for a gallon of regular gas hit another record today, coming in at $3.776 per gallon, according to an overnight survey of 85,000 filling stations conducted by the AAA.

The increase is the fourth day this week that gas prices hit an all-time high; it came as prices increased for the seventh consecutive week, with the cumulative increase totaling just over 46-cents, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Some analysts predict gas will hit an average of $4 per gallon in the coming weeks.

Why are prices rising?

We're joined by Tyson Slocum, a leading consumer activist on energy issues. Slocum is the director of public Citizen's Energy Program.

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