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Gas Price Report: Week of July 8, 2019

Gas prices continue their annual summer climb across the country.

Gas prices nationwide continued their steady rise, jumping four cents since last week to land at $2.75. In addition to rising gasoline demand, 13 states, including Connecticut and Rhode Island, have introduced new gas taxes this month that have contributed to the national average increase.

“The only motorists seeing relief at the pump are in a handful of states in the West Coast and Rockies regions where prices are trending cheaper, but still rank among the most expensive in the country,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “The majority of motorists can expect more expensive gas prices throughout July, but the national average is still not likely to hit $3/gallon.”

National average: $2.75

Local state averages:

CT: $2.87        MA: $2.74       NH: $2.62       NJ: $2.82         NY: $2.87       RI: $2.73

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Historical Context

This week in history: July 13, 1985

The “Live Aid” concerts held at both Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia raise more than $70 million for African famine relief.

National gas price average in 1985: $1.12

Cost to fill a tank (1985/2019)

INFINITI QX80

$29.12/$71.50

Jeep Wrangler

$19.60/$48.13

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

$11.76/$28.88

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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