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Gas prices set to rise due to Syria conflict

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Conflict tensions building in Syria are going to end up costing you more at the gas pump.

That conflict has sent the price of crude oil to its highest point in more than three years.

The average price in Georgia on Sunday, April 15 was $2.64 a gallon. That's six cents higher than last week, 35 cents more than it was last year and the most expensive it's been since last September following Hurricane Irma.

"Motorists should expect a 15 cent increase at the pump in the short term," said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. "However, prices could rise even more, depending on how the crude market responds to the latest news of a U.S. missile strike over the weekend."