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.
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.