WASHINGTON – The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States hit a new record on Monday.
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According to data from GasBuddythe average price per gallon reached $4.104 yesterday, surpassing the previous record high of $4.103 set in 2008.
The national average is seeing its biggest seven-day rise on record to 49.1 cents a gallon — higher than the weekly rise of 49.0 cents after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to GasBuddy.
According to AAA, Tuesday’s national average for a gallon of gas is $4,173.
Across the DMV, average gas prices are:
$4,346 in Washington, D.C.
$4,192 in Maryland
$4,103 in Virginia
“Americans have never seen gas prices so high, and we’ve never seen the pace of increases so fast and furious. This combination makes this situation all the more remarkable and intense, with crippling sanctions against Russia that are curbing their flow of oil, leading to the huge spike in the price of all fuels: gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and more,” Patrick De Haan, head of oil analysis at GasBuddy, said in a statement. release. “It’s a dire situation and won’t improve any time soon. The high prices are expected to last not for days or weeks, as they did in 2008, but for months. GasBuddy now expects the annual national average to reach its highest level on record.”
Motorists can find the cheapest gas prices near them on GasBuddy, which also lists the cheapest gas by state and national capital: