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AAA: Iraq civil war pushing up gas prices in US

• Washington Post

WASHINGTON — AAA Mid-Atlantic says the civil war in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices in the United States.

Drivers in the District of Columbia are paying $3.89 per gallon. That's up 5 cents from a week ago and is far above the national average of $3.68 per gallon.

In Maryland, AAA says gas prices are up 4 cents this week to an average of $3.67 per gallon. Prices are highest in the Washington suburbs and western Maryland.

In Delaware, AAA says gas prices have risen 7 cents over the past week to about $3.68 per gallon.

AAA says national gas prices have increased for nine consecutive days amid turmoil in Iraq.

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