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Violence in Iraq Driving Up Gas Prices, AAA Says

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Pennsylvania is $3.77.

Your full tank of gas will cost more this summer than in recent years.

Gas prices at this point in the summer are at their highest in six years, according to AAA. The national average price for regular unleaded gas is $3.68 per gallon, which is the highest price for early summer since 2008.

Violence in Iraq is causing prices to spike upwards, AAA said. Prices have increased “as ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) has continued to expand toward southern Iraq, where the majority of the country’s oil production is located,” AAA said. 

AAA had previously predicted that the price of gas would fall 10 to 15 cents per gallon in June, but that now appears unlikely. 

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Pennsylvania is $3.77.

ssgtusmc3013 June 26, 2014 at 06:20 AM
Just an excuse to drain more money from us.
Bill Sams June 26, 2014 at 06:54 AM
What Happened to Drilling for Oil in Our Own Country? Just another Excuse foir the Rich to get Richer.
dwayne roberson June 26, 2014 at 07:07 AM
Our country has the worst energy policy of my entire lifetime. The government elite are over regulating by design so costs "necessarily skyrocket". Their objective is to price us out of our automobiles while these hupocrates inflict carbon footprints hundreds of times of an average citizen. Politicians continue to prevent the Keystone Pipeline as a environmental canard when it would diminish the shipping emissions for the oil. Political donors push to stop the pipeline when it would help all of us. The Keystone pipeline would increase domestic supply, create thousands of great jobs and enhance national security right here because global conflict in the middle east is a guarantee. Remember these green cronies on your next trip to the grocery store because they are behind the increase in food as well.
mike fondots June 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM
yet only 13% of our oil is imported???
Kathleen Hoynes June 26, 2014 at 01:23 PM
We don't even get our oil from there! Gauging by the oil companies!

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