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All 50 states have gas prices above $3 per gallon

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Gas prices have moved above $3 per gallon in all U.S. states.

Even states near refineries and large oil fields, where prices are traditionally among the lowest, have broken above the $3 barrier, 24/7 Wall St. reported on Monday.

Higher gas prices across the U.S. may be the new normal for now, and consumers who use low cost gas as a boost to their household budgets may be forced to find new ways to cut spending costs.

Gas prices never fell much below the $4 level in several states, including New York and California, according to research firm GasBuddy. Prices there are still above $3.50 per gallon.

(Read more: Gas prices ease from highest level since October)

According to the report, the states where gas prices dropped below $3 per gallon (when fuel prices hit recent lows) now have prices in the $3 to $3.10 range.

These include oil-rich states and those near Gulf of Mexico refinery capacity.

Click here to read the full report from 24/7 Wall St.


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