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National gas price average hits new record high at $4.45 per gallon
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The national average gas price hit a record high, and is expected to continue rising as the energy supply crunch in the U.S. rages on.
The average price for a gallon of gas hit $4.45 Saturday, according to AAA Gas Prices. Some states with higher-than-average prices include California at $5.92 a gallon, and Hawaii at $5.32.
Diesel also hit its own highest recorded cost at $5.56.
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The national average retail price for a gallon of regular gasoline reached $4.40. However, Andy Lipow, the president of Lipow Oil Associates, estimated that the national average could soon surge as high as $4.50 per gallon.