The 15 States Where Gas Prices Are Soaring

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While we may not be at $4 gas everywhere in the U.S., from the looks on it we’re well on the way.The latest survey from AAA shows 7 U.S states with gas prices over $4 a gallon, and many very close to breaching that barrier.

It’s unknown whether the economy will crack under the pressure of rising gas prices, but in the past, the $4 per gallon mark has been psychologically significant.

We’ve ranked the 15 states with the highest gas prices in America, and included their year-over-year price change in percentage form, so you can know just how much the pressure is growing.

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title=”#15 Massachusetts”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $3.898

Price One Year Ago: $2.852

Gas prices up 37% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#14 Oregon”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $3.894

Price One Year Ago: $2.982

Gas prices up 31% in the past year.

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title=”#13 Pennsylvania”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $3.895

Price One Year Ago: $2.869

Gas prices up 36% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#12 Nevada”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $3.922

Price One Year Ago: $2.965

Gas prices up 32% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#11 Ohio”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $3.940

Price One Year Ago: $2.750

Gas prices up 43% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#10 Rhode Island”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $3.955

Price One Year Ago: $2.918

Gas prices up 36% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#9 West Virginia”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $3.960

Price One Year Ago: $2.892

Gas prices up 37% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#8 Wisconsin”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $3.971

Price One Year Ago: $2.887

Gas prices up 38% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#7 Michigan”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $4.084

Price One Year Ago: $2.842

Gas prices up 30% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#6 New York”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $4.087

Price One Year Ago: $3.029

Gas prices up 26% over the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#5 Illinois”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $4.149

Price One Year Ago: $3.008

Gas prices up 28% over the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#4 Connecticut”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $4.162

Price One Year Ago: $3.025

Gas prices are up 27% in the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#3 Alaska”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $4.179

Price One Year Ago: $3.504

Gas prices up 19% over the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#2 California”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $4.222

Price One Year Ago: $3.111

Gas prices up 36% over the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”#1 Hawaii”
content=”Regular Gas Price: $4.555

Price One Year Ago: $3.557

Gas prices up 22% over the past year.

Source: AAA
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title=”Think gas prices in the US Are bad?”
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