Gas Prices Rise 30 Cents in 30 Days, Tops $4 Per Gallon in 27 Major US Cities

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Gas Prices in Downtown San Diego, CA April 20, 2011

Gas prices have been soaring and there is no end in sight. Last night I took this photo when I went to fill up my tank in downtown San Diego. I paid almost $4.50 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. It cost over $60 to fill up my gas tank.

Most analysts and experts predict that 2011 prices will break the gas price records set in July of 2008. The US average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas is $3.84, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. Gas prices have increased 30 cents in the last 30 days. One month ago, gas was averaging $3.54 per gallon.

Gas prices are averaging over $4 per gallon in several cities across the US. According to GasBuddy.com, gas price averages have topped $4 per gallon of regular gas in 27 cities.

  • Waterbury, CT      –        $4.067
  • New Haven, CT      –       $4.087
  • Hartford, CT          –          4.088
  • Long Island, NY      –         4.097
  • Gary, IN                  –           4.103
  • New York City, NY     –     4.114
  • Bridgeport, CT         –         4.125
  • Anchorage, AK       –          4.127
  • Stockton, CA            –          4.127
  • Chico, CA                 –           4.128
  • Fresno, CA               –           4.150
  • Sacramento, CA      –         4.151
  • Riverside, CA            –         4.156
  • San Bernardino, CA    –     4.160
  • Modesto, CA              –          4.163
  • Bakersfield, CA         –         4.168
  • San Diego, CA           –          4.184
  • Orange County, CA  –        4.203
  • Salinas, CA            –              4.205
  • San Jose, CA          –              4.205
  • Ventura, CA           –            4.208
  • Los Angeles, CA       –           4.209
  • Oakland, C               –            4.210
  • San Francisco, CA    –          4.243
  • Chicago, IL                   –        4.258
  • Santa Barbara, CA     –        4.389
  • Honolulu, HI            –            4.416