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Gas Price Report: Week of March 4, 2019

The national gas price average rises 3 cents since last week, 20 cents since the start of 2019.

The national gas price average rose three cents since last week to land at $2.42. It continues a trend of increasing prices since the beginning of the year. The national average has jumped nearly 20 cents since the start of 2019, which is the largest increase during the January-February time frame since 2015. However, this week’s price is still 10 cents cheaper than at the same time last year.

“Pump prices have been pushed higher this week due to reduced gasoline stock levels and increased demand,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Motorists can expect gas prices to continue to increase as refineries gear up for spring gasoline production and maintenance season.”

National average: $2.42

Local state averages:

CT: $2.51        MA: $2.42       NH: $2.32       NJ: $2.48         NY: $2.53       RI: $2.39

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Historical Context

This week in history: March. 6, 1970

The Beatles release the single “Let it Be” in the United Kingdom, one month before announcing the group was breaking up.

National gas price average in 1970: $0.36

Cost to fill a tank (1970/2019)

Nissan Titan

$9.36/$62.92

Dodge Challenger SXT

$6.66/$44.77

MINI Hardtop

$4.18/$28.07

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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