Gas prices have skyrocketed to the highest national average in almost 14 years! It is now hanging at a hefty $4.00 per gallon.
The $4 average is a 40 cent increase from last week and a 57 cent increase from last month according to AAA.
On March 6 of last year, prices averaged $2.76 per gallon nationally. The national average is the highest it has been since July of 2008, CNBC reports. That month, gas price averages maxedout at 4.11 cents, which is the all-time record.
States on the West Coast and in the Northeast are seeing the highest prices in the country. On Sunday, AAA pinned California’s average gas price at $5.28 per gallon, while neighboring states, including Washington, Oregon, and Nevada, all had average prices of over $4.40 a gallon. Additionally, all northeast states – from Maryland and Delaware up through Maine – had averages exceeding $4.00 a gallon, according to AAA.
GOP Rep. Mike Rogers told FM Talk 106.5 in Mobile, AL, that gas prices jumped because Russia invading Ukraine.
He said, “The fact is, and this is true of all your listeners, our gas prices are going to go up because of what’s happening in Ukraine because of the disruptive nature it has had to the energy sector, period."
He then called on President Joe Biden to reopen the Keystone XL pipeline.
Rogers said, "And when we stop buying Russian oil, it will go up even more. It is going to be painful, but we should not be giving money to Russia to kill Ukrainians in this illegal war. What we need to be doing is reopening drilling on federal lands, reopening the XL pipeline that Biden stopped when he agreed to open the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. We’ve got a lot of resources in this country that we can dramatically increase our production of natural gas and oil and be self-sustaining."
He added, "But he’s got to be willing to have the strength to tell the environmental climate change lobbyists that we’ve got to do this because he’s the one that cut them all off when he took power, when he took the presidency, and now we’re paying a price for it. And so, all the things that are about to happen as far as higher energy prices can be remedied here at home if he’ll just have the will and the leadership to make the decisions to make that happen."
Remember when former President Donald Trump predicted high gas prices and inflation under Biden? He projected, "gasoline is going to stop at six, seven dollars, I think, based on what I’m seeing."
Once again, Trump was right.
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