U.S. gasoline prices at seasonal four-year high ahead of midterm elections

 | Stephanie Kelly 09/27/2018 12:21 PM MDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. gasoline prices are sitting at four-year seasonal highs headed into the November midterm elections, even as President Donald Trump has called repeatedly for OPEC to push prices lower.

While gasoline prices typically drop following peak summer demand season, they have not fallen as fast as expected, said Jeanette Casselano, spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association.

The national price average was at $2.867 a gallon as of Wednesday, its highest seasonally since 2014, according to AAA.

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