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Gas Prices 101

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Gas Prices 101

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Gas Prices 101

Gas Prices 101

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As gas prices continue set new records, Talk of the Nationlooks at the point at which prices will truly impact the way people drive and make purchases. Also, we offer a lesson on the science — and science fiction — of gas consumption, including whether coasting downhill in neutral saves gas or how much gas it takes run air-conditioning.

Guests:

Tom Klosa, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS); known as "Pump Daddy"

John McDowall, president of McDowall Co., a full-service contracting company

Bruce Wrenn, marketing professor at Indiana University in South Bend

John Nielson, master certified auto technician for the American Automobile Association