Highest (and Lowest) Gas Prices Across the U.S.

Last Updated May 24, 2010 11:51 AM EDT


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Meanwhile, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 U.S. cities with the highest (and lowest) gas prices, using data from GasBuddy.com – a site that gathers local gas price information by using a network of volunteer spotters across the U.S.

The national average is $2.807 per gallon. Where does your city rank?

10 Highest Gas Prices in U.S.





















City
PPG as of
5/24/2010
Trend
Honolulu, HI 3.419 Steady
Anchorage, AK 3.379 Rising
San Jose, CA 3.159 Rising
Boise, ID 3.093 Rising
San Francisco, CA 3.069 Falling
Tacoma, WA 3.057 Rising
New York City, NY 3.053 Rising
Bridgeport, CT 3.050 Rising
Spokane, WA 3.047 Falling
Ventura, CA 3.039 Falling
Source: GasBuddy.com

10 Lowest Gas Prices in U.S.





















City
PPG as of
5/24/2010
Trend
Kansas City, MO 2.504 Falling
Columbus, OH 2.515 Steady
Dayton, OH 2.528 Falling
Oklahoma City, OK 2.531 Rising
Chattanooga, TN 2.536 Falling
Akron, OH 2.536 Falling
Indianapolis, IN 2.538 Falling
Macon, GA 2.551 Falling
Santa Fe, NM 2.559 Steady
Spartanburg, SC 2.562 Rising
Source: GasBuddy.com

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