Pain for drivers: 'Insatiable' gas demand for summer despite record prices

Fuel industry data firm GasBuddy found that 58% of people intended to road-trip this summer. The share represents an increase from last summer, when per-gallon prices were around $1.50 lower than the record $4.593-per-gallon nationwide average Friday.

The share of participants who said high gas prices have factored into their plans is up 24% this year over last, GasBuddy noted, showing that consumer demand is being affected.

In any case, the 58% data point stuck out to Patrick De Haan, petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, who said it represents "insatiable" demand going into the holiday weekend.
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