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Gas Prices Reach $4 A Gallon

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The average price of unleaded regular gas in the District has reached $4 a gallon.
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The average price of unleaded regular gas in the District has reached $4 a gallon.

Five states already have gas prices above $4 per gallon and officials at AAA say New York could join them early next week.

The national average for gas has increased for 25 straight days, and is now $3.82 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

That $4 mark is déjà vu back to the summer of 2008, when oil rose to a $147 per barrel, and gas prices topped out at $4.11 per gallon, just before the economy went into a nosedive.

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