A customer prepares to make his selection among grades of fuel at the gasoline pump in Richland, Mississippi in April. Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way. Washington state is wrapping up a pilot study that would track mileage to determine the tax paid by drivers. (Rogelio V. Solis /Associated Press file photo)

A customer prepares to make his selection among grades of fuel at the gasoline pump in Richland, Mississippi in April. Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way. Washington state is wrapping up a pilot study that would track mileage to determine the tax paid by drivers. (Rogelio V. Solis /Associated Press file photo)

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