Connecticut Gas Prices Tops in Continental U.S.

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As my colleague Samaia Hernandez reports, Connecticut has the highest retail gas prices in the continental United States this week, as measured by AAA, using data from the Oil Price Information Service. Connecticut’s $3.82 a gallon for regular and $4.09 for premium top every state in the nation except Alaska and Hawaii. (For Diesel, New York edges Connecticut by 2 cents a gallon.)

The sortable chart below shows average gas prices for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Click on the name of any state to see historical prices and click here for national figures. And for gas prices in metropolitan areas of Connecticut, click here – and learn, for example, that gas in Fairfield County averages 11 cents more a gallon than the rest of the state.

Oil Price Information Service

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7 thoughts on “Connecticut Gas Prices Tops in Continental U.S.

  1. Stan Simon

    Why is this story considered “investigative”? It looks like ordinary reporting, except perhaps that it’s written in first person. Simply seeking and publishing available facts does not in my opinion qualify for the label investigative which requires at least some extra or extraordinary efforts.

    1. Matthew Kauffman Post author

      Hi Stan. While the blog carries the tagline “Investigative Reporting,” there are a couple additional areas that the The Scoop concentrates on, and one of those is data journalism. (The other is transparency and freedom-of-information issues.) You’re correct that providing this spreadsheet doesn’t qualify as investigative reporting, so I hope that explains why I posted it. You can read more about The Scoop by clicking “About” at the top of this page.

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