Triple-A predicts nearly 35 million people will hit the road this Fourth of July weekend. Prices are expected to be at their highest level in six years. Today, the national average for a gallon of regular is around $3.67 a gallon. Analysts had predicted it would be lower, but then came the unrest in Iraq.
"This is unexpected, Iraq is a major oil producer, it's the second largest oil producer in OPEC and that fear in the marketplace that rebels could take over is what's driving up the cost of gasoline prices here at home"
In Wichita Falls the cheapest gas we could find is at Murphy's USA off of Southwest Parkway. They have a gallon of unleaded at three dollars, 33 cents.
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