Gas Prices Hit $4 in DC, Five States
New York expected to join the crowd next week
By Luke Kelly-Clyne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2011 12:05 PM CDT
Motorists fill up at a Shell gas station in Seattle Friday.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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(Newser) – Still climbing: DC motorists are now paying a shade over $4 per gallon at the pumps, joining five states—Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, California, and Illinois—where fuel prices have surpassed the $4 mark, reports AP. New York ($3.996) might join them next week. On the rise for 25 consecutive days, the national fuel average is $3.82 per gallon and steadily rising toward the record $4.11 of 2008 when oil hit $147 per barrel and the economy teetered. Hawaii has the most expensive gas in the country at $4.47 per gallon.