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April 2, 2013; Nancy Remsen; Burlington Free Press
MONTPELIER— Gasoline prices in the Burlington area ranged from $3.57 cents per gallon of regular to $3.79 on Tuesday — with an average price of $3.65 which was below the statewide average of $3.70 and close to the national average of $3.63.
More typically the fuel prices in Chittenden County have been higher than other parts of the state over the past year, which is why Rep. Christopher Pearson, P-Burlington, urged the House Transportation Committee to consider his bill calling for the collection of data on fuel pricing, mergers and market share.
The committee held hearings in January on gasoline price differences.
“There are a lot of theories about why our gas prices seem to be inflated,” Pearson told the panel. “This is trying to peel back the layers of this mystery of why we pay more.”
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