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Gov. Martin O'Malley says the state's gas tax doesn't raise as much as it use to.
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Gov. Martin O'Malley says the state's gas tax doesn't raise as much as it use to.

Drivers could expect even higher prices at the pump in the coming weeks.

A gallon of regular unleaded fuel will run you $3.65 at the Exxon Mobile station right off Wisconsin Avenue in the District. Down the street at the Washingtonian station, it's $3.79 a gallon.

That means Krysta Johnson will shell out about $43 bucks to fill up her car.

"We had low prices for so long, so I knew it couldn't stay low forever I prepared for it. I just worry about families who are already struggling," she says.

Analysts predict fuel prices could skyrocket if the unrest in the Middle East spreads to Saudi Arabia -- one of the world's largest oil producers.

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