Record gas prices: 14 straight days

The price for a gallon sets new all-time high at $3.807 a gallon, according to AAA.

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NEW YORK ( -- Retail gas prices hit record highs for the 14th day in a row, motorist group AAA's Web site showed Wednesday.

The nationwide average for a gallon of regular unleaded rose to $3.807, up from $3.80 the previous day.

Gas prices have now risen for 15 straight days.

The AAA national average shows gas prices up about 9% from a month ago and up nearly 19% from year-ago levels.

The pinch on consumers at the pump comes just ahead of the summer driving season, which kicks off with Memorial Day weekend.

The most expensive state to buy gas is Alaska, where a gallon of regular unleaded costs an average of $4.102. The second most expensive state to buy gas is Connecticut, where a gallon of gas costs $4.062, according to AAA.

The least expensive state to purchase gasolineis Arizona, where a gallon costs $3.626 a gallon. Missouri and Wyoming are tied for the second least expensive gallon of gasoline at $3.631 a gallon.

The price of gas at the pump has been supported by record high crude oil prices, which have doubled over the past year.  To top of page

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