According to figures published by the American Automobile Association, the national average price for normal unleaded gas jumped to $3.80 on Monday.
Monday’s average cost is four cents greater than the national median of $3.76 from a week ago. According to AAA, it is also more expensive compared to a year ago, when the cost was $3.42.
Furthermore, average diesel prices increased both week over week and year over year. The average diesel price on Monday was $5.34, compared to $5.31 last week and $3.64 the year before.
“The oil market, like with the stock market, despises bad news,” AAA representative Andrew Gross claimed in a statement.
Indiana (+37 cents), Wisconsin (+31 cents), MI (+27 cents), OH (+21 cents), Illinois (+17 cents), FL (+16 cents), Oregon (13 cents), Kentucky (+12 cents), California (11 cents), and Delaware (+10 cents) witnessed the highest weekly increases for regular unleaded petrol.
GA ($3.12), TX ($3.17), Mississippi ($3.20), AR ($3.24), LA ($3.26), Tennessee ($3.28), South Carolina ($3.28), AL ($3.30), North Carolina ($3.36), and Missouri ($3.36) now have the lowest average costs in the US.
The White House has attempted to minimize and mislead voters about rising gas costs before Tuesday’s midterm elections.
President Joe Biden incorrectly claimed during a speech in NY in October that the most typical price of gas was “above five dollars” when he began office. In contrast to Biden’s claims, GasBuddy figures show that the national average cost of gasoline was $2.39 on January 23, 2021, just days after Biden assumed office.
Biden was also debunked on Twitter after declaring that the “most frequent price at petrol stations around the country is $3.19 per gallon.” Biden was referring to “moderate” gas prices, which are the most common pricing found across the country.
The tweet was accompanied by a clarification of “common” gas pricing from Twitter. The fact check distinguished between the “most common price of gas” at $3.19 and “average gas prices” of $3.80.