The cost of gasoline is on the rise. With the uncertainty of war with Iraq, fear of another terrorist attack, and cold weather affecting fuel companies the amount of gasoline has risen throughout the U.S. Regardless of the circumstances AAA officials disagree with such increases saying nothing fully justifies the high cost of gasoline. In the past month prices have risen between 13 cents per gallon and 16 cents per gallon. Local gas station owners are forced to raise their prices because the distributors are charging more.