2. 6% of the United States is over $4.00/gal, down 1% from last week, but up 5.5% from six months ago when only 0.5% of the country was over $4.00/gal.
3. The gap between the highest 1% of stations ($4.359/gal) and the lowest 1% ($3.212/gal) is getting smaller – the difference is $1.15/gal whereas last week it was $1.18/gal, and a month ago it was $1.30/gal.
4. Of the 12 states that have seen prices decrease since yesterday, Michigan and Indiana have seen the biggest drop at 3cts less per gallon overnight.
5. Six states are averaging prices under $3.50/gal: Virginia ($3.490/gal,) Arkansas ($3.463/gal,) Tennessee ($3.441/gal,) Mississippi ($3.413/gal,) Alabama ($3.408/gal,) and South Carolina ($3.331/gal.)
6. There are four states averaging over $4.00/gal: Hawaii ($4.364/gal,) Alaska ($4.072/gal,) Connecticut ($4.030/gal,) and California ($4.025/gal.) Last year at this time, only one state was averaging over $4.00 – Hawaii.
7. South Carolina once again has the lowest prices in the country; at $3.33/gal, South Carolina’s average is 32cts less than the national average.
8. At 70cts more than the national average, Hawaii has the highest average of the states at $4.364/gal.
9. The lowest priced 1% of stations can be found in Virginia, where the cheapest gas sites reported prices averaging $3.061/gal. That’s 7cts lower than last week’s lowest stations in South Carolina.
10. The state with the smallest gap between high and low prices is Delaware – a change of only 24cts separates the highest priced stations ($3.829/gal) and the lowest ($3.592/gal.) That’s 13cts closer together than last year’s
smallest gap of 37cts in New Hampshire.
11. 97% of South Carolina has prices under $3.50/gal, whereas only 28% of the entire country is under $3.50/gal.
12. Minnesota is the only state reporting prices lower today ($3.262/gal) than last year, by 3cts. Hawaii has the biggest year-over-year differential, at 21cts higher today (4.364/gal) than prices last year (4.155/gal.)
13. Hawaii is the only state reporting 100% of its prices over $4.00; 63% of the state is also over $4.25/gal.
14. Connecticut overtakes California for the highest prices in the continental United States this week; with an average of $4.030/gal, it ekes past California’s average of $4.025/gal.
15. People living around Washington D.C. will see the largest price gap between the most expensive and the least expensive sites. Highest 1% reported an average of $4.749/gal and the lowest 1% reported an average of $3.629/gal, a gap over $1.00.