Americans are plagued by inflation in many different way, but gas prices must be one of the worst headaches. The price of one gallon of regular reached a new all-time high for the fourth week in a row on May 30, now sitting at $4.62 on average.
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The previous record set in the summer of 2008 was first surpassed on March 14, following the initial market shock of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Prices cooled again, but as embargoes of Russian oil were put in place in the U.S. and later in the EU, prices started climbing again with seemingly no end in sight.
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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, gas was most expensive in several U.S. states and cities on the West Coast.
The average price of gas has now surpassed $4 per gallon in all states and is hovering around a steep $6 per gallon in California on average.
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