Gas prices rise due to Iraq conflict
As the situation in Iraq continues to escalate, prices at the pump are set to rise.
The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline stands at $3.65.
Here locally, the average cost of regular unleaded is about $3.40 per gallon.
Petroleum analysts are saying they've seen about a 10 cent jump within the last week.
Local motorists are saying they don't think the rise has much to do with the war.
â??I heard that earlier this week. I think in the summer time, they go up every year in the summer. Any time there's a holiday, I think it's just normal, yeah just normal,â?? said gas customer, Angie McKim.
President Obama recently announced that the U.S. will send over 275 military personnel to provide support and secure U.S. assets.
According to gasbuddy.com, â??there is an excellent chance that American gasoline prices could hit new highs for this year.â??