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American flags blow in the wind outside a Gibbs gas station in Topsham, Maine, where a sign showed the price of gasoline in February. (AP)
American flags blow in the wind outside a Gibbs gas station in Topsham, Maine, where a sign showed the price of gasoline in February. (AP)

AAA New England reports that gas prices have only gone up by three cents since last week. Despite this seemingly small hike, the tragedy in Japan may hit us at the gas pump in the weeks to come.

It's not the first time we've dealt with this but every new gas hike brings new challenges. WBUR's Curt Nickisch fills us in on how local businesses and consumers are dealing with the higher price tag.

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This segment aired on March 15, 2011.

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