As the national average for gasoline rose to a new record high of $4.62 a gallon on Memorial Day, prices varied throughout the country affecting drivers on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
According to AAA, gas prices went up one penny since Sunday and gasoline is now 44 cents more expensive than it was just last month, CNN reported. On Memorial Day of 2021, gas prices averaged $3.05 a gallon, according to AAA. The Biden administration has continued to face criticism over the record-breaking gas prices and has been blaming the increase in price on the war in Ukraine.
AAA also said around 34.9 million people are traveling by car for Memorial Day weekend, which is 4.6% higher than in 2020, CNN noted. (RELATED: Gas Prices Hit Another Record High)
The 10 states that had the most expensive average gas prices over Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA:
Alaska: $5.20 a gallon
Arizona: $4.95 a gallon
California: $6.15 a gallon
Hawaii: $5.44 a gallon
Illinois: $5.00 a gallon
Maine: $4.77 a gallon
Nevada: $5.30 a gallon
New York: $4.93 a gallon
Oregon: $5.20 a gallon
Washington: $5.23 a gallon
The Hill first reported about the highest prices in the 10 states.
On Thursday, the average price of gas in the U.S. hit its last record, with the average price costing Americans $4.60 a gallon, up more than 92% since President Joe Biden took office.
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