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Connecticut breaks gas price record; Long Island expects $5 per gallon soon

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Grant Hindsley
Associated Press

Connecticut has broken its highest recorded average for the price of gas, hitting $4.41 a gallon.

AAA Northeast said the previous state record was $4.39 in July 2008. 

The statewide average has increased 6 cents since Tuesday after President Biden banned Russian fossil fuel imports to support Ukraine in the war effort.

The national average is 8 cents higher on Wednesday than Tuesday at $4.25.

On Long Island, gas prices are usually a quarter more per gallon than the national average. The island is expected to reach $5 a gallon by mid-March.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.