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Gas Price Report: Week of April 8, 2019

Gas prices across the country continue to climb. On average, prices are nearly 30 cents higher than one month ago.

The national gas price average continues to rise, coming in this week at $2.74. That price represents a 5 cent increase over last week and a 28 cent increase compared to one month ago. As demand holds steady and inventories continue to tighten, motorists continue to see gas prices increase in every region.

“Gas prices are increasing across the country, but these changes vary by region,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “On the week, motorists in the West Coast, Rockies, Great Lakes and Central regions are seeing some of the largest weekly increases, while prices mostly east of the Mississippi have made more moderate jumps.”

National average: $2.74

Local state averages:

CT: $2.74        MA: $2.60       NH: $2.54       NJ: $2.72         NY: $2.76       RI: $2.58

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Historical Context

This week in history: April 9, 1965

The Houston Astrodome, dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” plays host to the first Major League Baseball game ever played indoors as the Astros defeat the New York Yankees, 2-1, in an exhibition match.

National gas price average in 1965: $0.32

Cost to fill a tank (1965/2019)

Volkswagen Beetle

$4.64/$39.73

Dodge Grand Caravan

$6.40/$54.80

Toyota Sequoia

$8.45/$72.34

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Auto Club app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA Roadside Assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/Mobile.

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