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Locals react to gas prices hitting a record high

Connecticut's gas average is at $4.95, according to AAA.

CONNECTICUT, USA — Gas has reached a record high once again.

“I am putting most of my paycheck into my car,” said London Brazal.  

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Pain at the pump

“It went from about $45 to $75 a week,” said David Parker.

Connecticut's gas average is at $4.95, according to AAA. But some spots in the state are already seeing more than $5 a gallon. 

“I only put in 30 at a time bc I know it takes too much to fill up my tank so just put a little in and suddenly I’m at the gas station in another three days,” said Braza.

These prices becoming a big burden. 

“Well actually you have to put more money away and it’s becoming a problem,” said Parker.

Prices are now impacting people’s livelihoods. 

“I’m a concrete finisher and we’re trying to find more jobs closer to home,” said Parker.

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Some folks just hope for the best in the end.

“It’s sad and I wish… the cash deal is almost nicer but in the end you’re only saving what? 20 cents so I put my card in and hope for the cash back in the future,” said Braza.

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Obviously, we've never seen gas prices this high. You'll have to go back to 2008 to even find gas prices like this and they were only a little over $4 according to AAA. That would come to around $5.25 today adjusted for inflation. Prices we might just see soon.

DeAndria Turner is a multi-media journalist at FOX61 News. She can be reached at dturner@fox61.com. 

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