Lucky Alaska First to Hit $4 Gas
Others could join '$4 club' after Memorial Day
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 11:03 AM CDT
Gas prices have topped $4 in several places in the US but Alaska became the first state to record a statewide average of over $4 a gallon.   (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – It's here. Alaska has the painful distinction of becoming the first state where gas is selling for an average of $4 a gallon, Reuters reports. The average for the rest of the US is hovering at $3.76, but Connecticut, California, New York, and Illinois could all join Alaska in the $4-a-gallon club after Memorial Day weekend.