America’s gas prices rise for the first time in 99 days

CNN — The historic streak of falling gasoline prices is over.

After sinking every day for more than three months, US gas prices edged higher, by a penny, to $3.68 a gallon, on average Wednesday, according to AAA.

That ends 98 consecutive days of falling pump prices, the second-longest such streak on record going back to 2005.

The last time the national average price for gasoline rose was June 14, when it hit a record of $5.02. Prices fell every day since then, and Thursday would have marked the 100th straight day of declines.

The plunge in gas prices was driven by

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