A gallon of conventional gasoline costs less than $3.05 on average across the United States, according to AAA, up from $2.89 last month and $1.97 last year.
California has the highest American oil price at $4.20 per gallon. Hawaii is another state in the same ballpark. Normal gasoline prices are $3.93 per gallon.
Other states on the west coast are also the most expensive, with Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Alaska all averaging $3.33 a gallon or higher.
Southern states have the cheapest gas in America. Well, not really. cheapby itself, but oil in the south is much cheaper than the west.
The most expensive gas in Louisiana At $2.71 a gallon, Mississippi, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas all had average oil below $2.80 a gallon.
More demand equals higher prices.
The start of the summer driving season this weekend will boost demand and increase downward pressure on prices. as well as the annual requirements that gas stations switch to. More expensive “summer mixes” designed to reduce seasonal smog.
But the price difference is huge at about 150,000 stations across the country. This is partly due to different taxes and fees. and partly due to the supply of fuel from refineries in specific areas.
although the price is high But a potential gas shortage could be a serious problem this summer.
Supply shortages may initially affect a few small autonomous stations. But the concern is Even some stations that are still dry can trigger shopping, especially in beach communities and other popular tourist spots.
“I think the tendency to panic among the population is much higher than it used to be,” Kloza said. “I think we have to worry about prices, supply and crowd behavior.”