As the United States continues to mull its options for dealing with the crisis in Iraq, American drivers can expect to pay record high gas prices.

According to AAA, the price of gas reached a six-year high yesterday (Wednesday) and instead of dipping a bit over the summer, as it typically does, it is expected to stay up. The national average is $3.67 a gallon, just short of the $3.70 peak in the spring. If the turmoil in Iraq gets worse, prices will surpass the spring peak for the first time since 2008 when the average reached an all-time high of $4.11. (USA Today)

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