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      Iraq conflict pumps up gas prices

      Gas customers at Prathersvilleâ??s Mariâ??s Convenience Store said the higher prices will likely change their driving habits this summer.

      Don??t be surprised if you see gasoline prices at your neighborhood pump jump by 20 cents during the next 2 weeks.

      According to gasbuddy.com, there is an excellent chance that American gasoline prices could hit new highs for this year.

      Analysts are blaming the higher prices on the violent conflict in Iraq involving terrorists.

      Gas customers at Prathersville??s Mari??s Convenience Store said the higher prices will likely change their driving habits this summer.

      David Bennett said, ??We were planning on taking a trip to Memphis in a couple of weeks. That??s been cancelled. You have to budget your food and electric. Now, the gas prices are constantly going up and up and up. You have to take shorter and shorter trips.??

      Richard Pemberton said, ??I just think its oil companies wanting more money. I don??t think it has anything to do with a war or anything like that.??

      As of tonight, the national average price of gasoline is $3.65 per gallon.

      Here in Mid-Missouri, it??s about $3.50.