Gas prices hit four-year high

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Gas prices hit a four-year high over the Fourth of July travel window, with the average price of a gallon at $2.86 on Tuesday, according to AAA.

For those making long trips over the weekend, prices will fluctuate from state to state.

Arizona posted an average price of $3.06 per gallon, while in neighboring California, gas averaged $3.73 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Gas in Texas was $2.66 on Tuesday, while next door in New Mexico it was $2.91 per gallon.

On the other side of the Lone Star state, in Louisiana, it was $2.59. Gas has shot higher as oil prices steadily climb.

On Tuesday, U.S. crude oil futures hit more than $75 per barrel, the highest level since November 2014.

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