Drivers face highest gas prices in six years

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Gas prices around central Indiana are rising ahead of the holiday weekend.

Eyewitness News found a twenty-cent difference per gallon at gas stations in metro Indianapolis overnight.

The Shell station in Avon at US 36 and SR 267 was $3.28 early Wednesday, and the Marathon in Whiteland on US 31 and E. Main St. was selling gas for $3.29. The Circle K at High School Road and W. 25th St. on Indianapolis' west side was also $3.29.

Prices went all the way up to $3.69 a gallon near Noblesville and Fishers. The nationwide average is $3.68 a gallon. That's twenty cents higher than a year ago.

With the Fourth of July on a Friday, AAA says a record number of people are expected to hit the road, and that will cost everyone, says Michael Green. 

"It is extremely high for this early part of summer. In fact, most drivers are paying the highest gas prices for early summer in six years," Green said.

Analysts predicted gas prices would be lower, but blame unrest in Iraq, where much of our gas comes from. But prices are still fifty cents a gallon cheaper than in the summer of 2008.

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