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Gas prices up, expected to rise this summer

Monday, July 22, 2013
A motorist puts fuel in his cars gas tank at a service station in Springfield, Ill.

In this June 11, 2013, file photo, a motorist puts fuel in his car's gas tank at a service station in Springfield, Ill. American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices this summer. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

People will have to dig even deeper into their pockets next time they go to the gas station.

The national average is of a gallon of gas is up 18 percent since the beginning of July at $3.67.

The average in California is $4.03. It's even more expensive in the Bay Area at $4.08 a gallon.

Experts say unrest in Egypt and production disruptions in the United States and other countries are pushing up the price of crude oil and gasoline.

Drivers can expect to see higher gas prices for at least the rest of the summer.

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