U.S. gasoline consumption hits 2012 high

A GASOLINE pump stands at a Royal Dutch Shell Plc filling station in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, March 14, 2011. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
A GASOLINE pump stands at a Royal Dutch Shell Plc filling station in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, March 14, 2011. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
DALLAS - U.S. gasoline demand rose 1.3 percent last week to the highest level since December as drivers paid the lowest average prices in 12 weeks, according to MasterCard Inc. Drivers bought 9.09 million barrels a day of gasoline in the week ended May 18, up from 8.98 million the week before, MasterCard’s SpendingPulse report…

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