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Gasoline prices have crept up to a 3 1/2-year high. But some drivers are getting a little relief with national average prices falling for the first time since March, according to AAA.

Experts, however, aren’t guaranteeing a huge reversal at the pump. Prices have flattened recently and aren’t showing signs of sliding to 2017 levels. Nationally, prices are just below the $3-a-gallon mark, a mental barrier for many drivers.

AAA’s national gas price average was $2.94 on Wednesday.

“Drivers may experience some short-term relief, but nonetheless, gas prices are still going to be significantly higher than they were last summer,” said Daniel Armbruster, a AAA Texas spokesman.

He said record demand and higher oil prices have combined to push average prices up steadily this year. Recently, AAA projected record travel for the Memorial Day weekend. Those final numbers haven’t been released.

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