In the United States, California is the state where a gallon of gasoline is the most expensive, with an average price of $5.50. Meanwhile, the national average for a gallon reached $3.85, quintupling in value since last week. This was confirmed by a report from AAA Gas Prices. Thus, the increase in the cost of oil is one of the main conditions for the value of gasoline to also increase. Incidentally, the price of a barrel of oil has risen several times to around USD 90.00.
AAA spokesman Andrew Gross said oil prices are putting upward pressure on pump prices. However, the increase is being dampened by significantly lower demand.
In other words, the usual decline in pump prices is now being hindered by these high oil costs.
The decline in the number of people refueling is therefore understandable. During this time, schools open their doors, the days become shorter and the weather becomes less pleasant.
If we talk numbers, the current national average is $3.85. That’s the same as a month ago, but 15 cents more than a year ago.
What are the most expensive markets in the country?
The most expensive market in terms of the price of a gallon of gasoline has been in California since last Thursday with a value of $5.50.
Washington follows at $5.05; Hawaii at $4.79; Nevada at $4.73 and Oregon at $4.70. In Alaska, the average price is $4.60; in Arizona, $4.51; in Utah, $4.32; in Montana $4.20 and in Idaho $4.15.
But beyond that, there is an important statistic that indicates which states have seen the largest increases in their averages.
Minnesota ranks first with 32 cents more; It was followed by North Dakota, which gained 31 cents; and Iowa at 29 cents. Rounding out the list is Nebraska; Oklahoma; South Dakota; Mountain; Arizona; Missouri; and Kansas.