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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Gas prices are at a six-year-high for this time of year, according to the latest tally by the Automobile Association of America.

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"The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.67 per gallon Thursday, down a penny since the same day last week, even with one month ago, and 19 cents more per gallon than a year ago. Independence Day gas prices have not been this high since prices topped $4 per gallon in July 2008," AAA reports.

CURRENT AND PAST GAS PRICE AVERAGES

Regular Unleaded Gasoline (*indicates record high)

7/3/14

Week Ago

Year Ago

National

$3.67

$3.68

$3.48

Washington, DC

$3.92

$3.93

$3.71

DC Only

$3.92

$3.93

$3.71

DC Metro

$3.68

$3.69

$3.52

Crude Oil

$104.48 per barrel (at Wednesday's close)

$105.84 per barrel (6/26/14)

$101.24 per barrel

(7/3/13)

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