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Gas Prices Hit $4 in all 50 States

According to the car club AAA, petrol prices have reached new highs this week, with the average gallon costing at least $4 in all 50 states for the first time. Only three states — Georgia, Kansas, and Oklahoma – had not yet reached $4 a gallon on Monday, but all three witnessed increases on Tuesday to reach that mark.

Kansas continues to have the cheapest petrol in the US, at $4.006, while California has the most expensive, at $6.021 a gallon. On Tuesday, even oil-rich Texas, which usually has cheap Gas Prices due to low taxes and proximity to refineries, had an average price of $4.214 per gallon, just slightly lower than the national average of $4.523 per gallon.

The high cost of oil, a significant element in gasoline, is driving these high pump costs for customers,” said AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross this week. “Even the typical seasonal drop in gasoline consumption between spring break and Memorial Day, which normally helps cut prices, has a little effect this year.”The Biden administration has blamed the increase in Gas Prices on Russia’s war in Ukraine. It has taken steps to boost domestic supply, including releasing one million barrels of oil per day from the strategic reserve for the next six months and allowing the sale of gasoline with a 15% ethanol blend.

Last Monday, Biden’s Department of the Interior canceled an oil and gas lease sale in Alaska for nearly 1 million acres, citing a “lack of business interest.” Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy said the cancellation shows the Biden administration’s “lack of commitment to oil and gas development in the United States.” Since the executive orders he issued during his first hours in the office, Biden and his supporters have advocated what some call anti-fossil fuel measures.

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