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Gas Price Report: Week of Nov. 11, 2019

As fuel demand begins to lower, most state gas price averages fluctuate by just pennies.

On the week, the national gas price average increased one cent to $2.61.

“While most states are seeing more expensive gas prices on the week, the good news is that the majority of increases were nominal at a few pennies. In fact, only five states saw jumps of a nickel or more,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. Indeed, no state in AAA Northeast’s territory saw average gas prices rise by more than one cent. “Motorists are likely to see continued fluctuation at the pump, but not major increases in the week ahead,” Casselano added.

Compared to a month ago, state averages are about a 50/50 split in being either more or less expensive. The vast majority of motorists are seeing savings at the pump compared to November 2018, by as much as a quarter.

National average: $2.61

Local state averages:

CT: $2.66        MA: $2.56       NH: $2.46       NJ: $2.59        NY: $2.69       RI: $2.50

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Historical Context

This week in history: Nov. 12, 1954

Ellis Island, America’s first federal immigration center, closes its doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island.

National gas price average in 1954: $0.29

Cost to fill a tank (1954/2019):

Toyota Sequoia

$7.65/$68.90

Audi A5

$4.43/$39.93

Chevrolet Spark

$3.53/$31.84

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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