First time in history, gas prices up to $4 in all 50 states
According to photos taken by Google Maps in November 2018, the Mobil/Kwik Check at 2965 S. Main Street was selling gas for $2.49, whereas at 11:15 a.m. on May 17, it is now $4.19 – $1.70 difference.
According to AAA, gasoline prices are now at least $4 per gallon in each U.S. state for the first time in the nation’s history.
As of earlier today, the nation’s average gas price hit $4.52, a new record.
According to GasBuddy, the national average has gone up for the fourth consecutive week, rising 15.3 cents from a week ago to $4.46 per gallon as of Monday. The national average is up 39.1 cents from last month and $1.43 per gallon more than 2021.
“Those filling their tanks last week saw another jolt at the pump, as both gasoline and diesel prices continued their multi-week rally,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “New records continued to be set on a near daily basis as the national average edges even closer to $4.50 per gallon. Prices later this week could be closer to $5 per gallon than $4, as demand continues to edge higher and inventories of both gasoline and diesel continue to decline, temperatures warm and motorists get back outside and we near the Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer driving season.”
Kansas, Oklahoma and Georgia, prior to Monday, were the last three states where gas below $4 a gallon could be found.