Indiana Ranks 7th For High Gas Prices

By Mary Collins
By Scott Sarvay

April 18, 2011 Updated Apr 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE., Ind., (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The Hoosier State ranks seventh in the lower 48 states for having the highest prices.

On Sunday, New York was added to the growing list of states where gas prices are topping $4 per gallon. The Empire State became the sixth state to top $4 for the average price of a gallon of gas, joining Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii and Illinois, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gage. The average price of gas also rose to more than $4 per gallon in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

The next states to join the list could be Michigan, which has gas for $3.95 per gallon on average, and Indiana, where the average price is $3.94. Nevada, Washington and Wisconsin are close behind.

California has the highest price in the U.S. with San Diego stations reporting $5.05. Hawaii comes in second at $4.48 per gallon. Wyoming has the lowest, at $3.54.

The national average for gas has increased for 26 straight days, and is now at $3.83 per gallon. That's up 29 cents from a month ago.

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