Is $3.00 A Gallon Too Much For Gas?
Travel in the U.S. is expected to be heavy this Fourth of July weekend similar to Memorial Day, and prices are on the rise.
The country is emerging from the worst pandemic in a hundred years and people's pent-up frustration from the COVID lockdowns is driving the travel boom.
The national average for a regular gallon of gasoline stands at $3.12.
Massachusetts is at $2.99 a gallon, California is the highest at $4.28, and Mississippi is the lowest at $2.74 a gallon, according to aaa.com.
Gas is 42% higher than it was a year ago.
Gas stations across the country are also running out of gas, according to cnn.com.
At the same time, many gas stations don’t have gas at all. It has nothing to do with the price, or even the supply, of gasoline—it’s due to a shortage of tank truck drivers coupled with rising demand that is causing supply chain bottlenecks and shortages. -cnn.com
Most gas stations in Pittsfield are right at or around $2.99 a gallon. Cumberland Farms in Dalton currently sits at $3.01, according to gasbuddy.com.
Gas prices over the years have fluctuated, and people usually blame or credit the sitting U.S. president; however, usually it has nothing to do with it.
I remember in the summer of 2008 I paid $4.13 a gallon for regular!
In the winter of 2009, I remember paying $1.60!
If you live in the U.K., you'll be paying over $6.00 for a gallon of gas, but here in the states it's a different story.
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