Gas Prices Are Higher Than $3 a Gallon in All 50 States
Sticker shock is due in part to increasing oil prices, and those states even near refineries and large oil fields are feeling the pinch as well, according to 24/7 Wall St.
Residents in New York, California and six other states account for 20 percent of the U.S. population and are accustomed to paying more than $3.50 a gallon, according to research from GasBuddy.com.
Typical oil-rich states and those near the Gulf of Mexico reaped the benefits of gas prices below $3 in previous months; however, 13 states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, are now paying in the ballpark of $3 to $3.10 a gallon.
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