Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Gasoline price in Connecticut among highest in US

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published January 02. 2013 8:00AM   Updated January 02. 2013 8:39AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Auto club AAA says Connecticut motorists paid the fourth highest price per gallon of gas in 2012.

In the continental United States, Connecticut ranked second highest.

The Hartford Courant reports that gas prices in the state averaged $3.90, 30 cents higher than the national average of $3.60 per gallon. National prices topped the previous record set in 2011 when prices averaged $3.51 a gallon.

Hawaii posted the highest prices in 2012, at $4.31, followed by Alaska, $4.09 and California, $4.03. Connecticut tied with New York for fourth place.

Gene Guilford, president of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, says the state's gas taxes amount to about 47 cents a gallon. It includes an excise tax and a 7.5 percent gross receipts tax.

AAA blamed instability in the Middle East, refinery outages and hurricanes.

News by Town

Most Recent Poll
Which option best describes your New Year's resolution?
Watch what I eat and work out more.
53%
Quit smoking or other vices.
9%
Be kinder or more charitable.
14%
Stop gossiping.
3%
Keep a cleaner home and be more organized.
17%
Improve my personal hygiene.
5%
Number of votes: 470

No current items found