It seems wherever you go these days, you can't help but feel the pinch when it comes to gas prices at the pump.
According to the latest data from AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, six states are now averaging over $4 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.
The most expensive states include the usual suspects, Hawaii - $4.51, California - $4.21 and Alaska - $4.18; but even states like Connecticut, Illinois and New York have seen prices rise over the $4-mark.
AAA is also reporting that the national retail average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline stands at $3.84. This is up 6 cents from a week ago, 30 cents from a month ago and 97 cents from a year ago.
Indeed, the national average price has continued to climb nearly each day in the past month.
Here is a breakdown of the states with the highest and lowest gas prices:
Most Expensive States
1) $4.51 - Hawaii
2) $4.21 - California
3) $4.18 - Alaska
4) $4.10 - Connecticut
5) $4.08 - Illinois
6) $4.04 - New York
Least Expensive States
1) $3.55 - Wyoming
2) $3.60 - Colorado
3) $3.62 - Montana
4) $3.65 - South Carolina (tied)
4) $3.65 - Utah (tied)
6) $3.67 Mississippi
Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report - prices displayed above are a statewide average for self-serve regular unleaded as of April 20, 2011.
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