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Gas Price Report: Week of Feb. 25, 2019

National gas price average increases 8 cents since last week.

The national gas price average is up 8 cents since last week, landing at $2.39. That price is 12 cents more expensive than last month, but 12 cents cheaper year-over-year.

“On average, gas prices this year are 11 percent cheaper than the first two months of 2018 in part due to mostly cheaper crude oil prices so far this year,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Even though pump prices are on the rise, the increase has been countered by mostly decreasing demand, leading to the majority of people still paying less than $2.50.”

National average: $2.39

Local state averages:

CT: $2.49        MA: $2.42       NH: $2.30       NJ: $2.46         NY: $2.52       RI: $2.38

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Historical Context

This week in history: Feb. 26, 1933

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Golden Gate Bridge takes place at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

National gas price average in 1933: $0.18

Cost to fill a tank (1933/2019)

Kia Rio

$2.14/$28.44

Ford Flex

$3.35/$44.45

Land Rover Discovery

$4.23/$56.17

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile 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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