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California, Oregon and other states already have $3 gas. Why are gas prices rising?

April 1, 2019


The price of an average gallon of regular gasoline is surging nationwide, driven mostly by rising oil prices. Over the past month, the average is up almost 12% to $2.69. In four states, the price has increased to over $3 a gallon. This is just four months since American prices hit an 18 month low.

The average price of a gallon of regular is $3.61 in California, $3.38 in Hawaii, $3.14 in Washington and $3.04 in Oregon. It has nearly breached the $3 level in Nevada, where the price is $2.97, according to GasBuddy. Gas prices in several other states will only need to rise by pennies to join the group.

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