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Connecticut cities on list of places where drivers may overpay for gas

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Two Connecticut cities are on a list of places were drivers are likely to overpay for gas.

The website GasBuddy.com released its 2016 rankings on Thursday.

It looked at the average differences between the highest and lowest priced gas stations within GasBuddy-defined areas of the country.

It said Bridgeport was one of the top places in the northeast where drivers could overpay. The spread was 64 cents. It was enough for 30th overall.

Also on the list, albeit lower, was New Haven. It was 90 with a spread of 42 cents.

See how they compare to the rest of the northeast here.

“The spread is more significant in certain areas due to a number of factors like competition and geographic location,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy. “Analyzing the data GasBuddy has collected through the years, we noticed some commonalities amongst the cities ranked the highest: they tend to be sprawling with a major connecting highway running through them."

California had 15 of the top 20 cities with the widest price variation, including Handford-Corcoran, CA at $1.26 and San Bernardino, CA at $1.01.

The report found that gas price variation is present in all 456 metro areas in GasBuddy's database. The median spread was 27.5 cents.

To read more about the study, click here.

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