No East Coast State Is Among 10 Highest Gas Prices, But the Nation’s Capital Is

By Craig Bannister | May 17, 2021 | 3:04pm EDT

Even with gas stations in East Coast states suffering fuel outages as Colonial Pipeline continues to recover from its cyberattack shutdown, none of top ten states with the highest gas prices are in the East – though the cost in the District of Columbia is higher than that in Arizona, the tenth highest state.

On Monday, the American Automobile Association (AAA) reported that California has the highest average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline in the nation, at $4.132 – more than a dollar higher than the national average of $3.045.

By region, the highest average prices per gallon tend to be in the West, in states like Hawaii ($3.854), Nevada ($3.587), Washington ($3.539), Oregon ($3.375) and Utah ($3.358).

But, in the Nation’s Capital, gas averaged $3.149 a gallon, more than ten cents higher than the U.S. average.

The highest national average price on record is $4.114, set on July 17, 2008.

(Screenshot - Source: AAA)

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