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GAS USE EXPECTED TO BE HIGH DESPITE PRICES
(2007-05-01)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan motorists are expected to use
more gasoline this summer, even though prices could peak in May and
fall only slightly after the Memorial Day weekend.
That's among the predictions made today in the Michigan Public
Service Commission's summer energy appraisal report.
If gasoline use goes up one percent as expected, it will be the
first time in three years that usage has climbed instead of
dropped.
Motorists who want to use E-85 ethanol will find more places to
fill up. The state now has around 50 stations selling E-85, and 27
selling biodiesel fuel.
The report also says the state will have enough electricity to
handle the peak summer air conditioning season, since the state's
major utilities are buying power to ensure adequate reserves.
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