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Pumped-up prices at the gas station

With turmoil in Libya and several other oil-rich states in North Africa and the Middle East, the U.S. average for a gallon of gas recently topped $3.50, a climb of about 40 cents in a month and nearly 80 cents from a year ago.

 
 

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A motorist finishes pumping gas at an Arco station in Federal Way, Wash. The price increase since the Libyan uprising began in mid-February is forcing motorists to pay an additional $146 million a day for the same amount of fuel.


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