Gas Prices Continue to Rise Across the Country

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Gasoline prices across the country continue to rise as the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded has reached $3.83 with no end in sight.

Drivers are already paying at least $4 a gallon in New York, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Illinois, according to American Automobile Association's Daily Fuel Gauge.

Gasoline in Washington, D.C., also averaged above $4. A few service stations have already crossed the $5 per gallon mark.

"We're seeing gas prices go up by a penny a day for the last week or so and all the stars seem to be a line right now to make prices continue to go up," said Robert Sinclair, AAA New York manager.

Gas prices have gone up 42 percent since Labor Day. The government expects the price of gasoline to continue to rise over the summer.

"Springtime gasoline in the U.S. has never cost more," energy consultant The Schork Group said. "Automotive diesel in the U.K. is at an all-time high and the price on the continent is fast approaching levels not seen since the 2008 bubble."

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