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Valley gas prices are highest in 3 years

Saturday, February 19, 2011

If you're planning to hit the road for the long President's Day weekend, prepare to pay more at the pump. Gas prices are at their highest level in three years.

Here in the Valley, Fresno drivers are paying an average of $3.42 a gallon for gas this week.

And according to AAA, in the Los Angeles area the average gallon of gas now costs $3.52.

Those prices are taking a toll on commuters.

"Given my commute I got to get to work, so that's what it is," Heather Filipini said.

"I'm spending $500 for only gasoline. The rest of my expenses I cannot pay it... because of gasoline," Vardoui Tatlyan said.

Analysts blame a number of reasons for the spike in gas prices, including worldwide inflation and the uncertain political situation in the Middle East.

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