Chai Shai Chaishai with me
BusinessDomestic

California’s position as the nation’s most expensive gas market has changed.

Washington drivers are welcoming the start of summer with a not-so-welcome sight: the highest gas prices in the United States.

According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of normal gasoline in Washington state rose by 32 cents in the past month, reaching $4.93. California is known for its expensive pricing, and gas in particular, but you’re still 7 cents ahead of the Golden State.

This is not a typical pattern. According to Patrick De Haan, GasBuddy’s head of petroleum analysis, California has been the most costly state for gas in America for nearly 95% of the time over the last few years.

GasBuddy told that their data goes back to 2005, and that until recently, Washington was never the most costly state for petrol. In addition, this is the first time in that time period that a state in the Pacific Northwest has ranked higher than both California and Hawaii.

Gas stations in the vicinity of major California cities continue to charge above-average prices despite Washington having the highest average price. According to AAA, eight of the ten cities with the highest average gas prices in the United States are in the Golden State.

Even still, for some drivers in Washington state, the price of a gallon of gas is well over $5. According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of standard gas in King County, where Seattle is located, is $5.09. Skamania County, Washington, has an average gas price of $5.32 a gallon.

While gas prices in Mississippi, the least expensive state in the country, average about $3.01 per gallon, those in Washington state are nearly $2 more.

Even in Washington, where the average price of petrol was $5.54 a gallon on the first day of summer a year ago, prices have dropped significantly for the ordinary American driver.

Regular gas costs $3.58 per gallon on average in the United States, down $1.39 from this time last year. That decline is a result of the fall in oil prices in response to economic uncertainty and the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. The national average price of gasoline reached a record high of $5.02 a gallon in June of last year as a direct result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

According to AAA, Delaware has the lowest average gas price in the US, down by $1.61 per gallon over the past year.

Large price declines over the previous year have also been seen in the states of Michigan ($1.59), Indiana ($1.59), California ($1.53), Alaska ($1.53), and Texas ($1.51).

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button