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Vermonters still paying more for gas

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Vermonters are paying more for gas than most other people around the country, and costs are even higher in the Burlington area.

According to GasBuddy.com, the current average in Burlington is $3.73 a gallon. The average for the state is $3.68. The average nationally is $3.44.

The disparity between Burlington and the rest of the state has moderated since this summer when Sen. Bernie Sanders held a hearing on the issue and called for a federal investigation. Sanders says people in northwestern Vermont are being ripped off. He hasn't leveled any specific allegations-- yet.

"We're going to have more to say about that very, very shortly. But the concern remains that if you look at the state of Vermont and gas prices, for some unknown reason, gas prices in the northwestern part of the state seem to be 15-20 cents higher than they are in other parts of the state. It's an issue we are going to stay on. It's wrong," said Sanders, I-Vermont.

The cheapest prices right now in Vermont are in the $3.40s in the Springfield area. The highest price is $3.79, being reported in many communities, mostly in northwestern Vermont.

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