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Gas Prices On The Rise

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