U.S. national average gas price edging towards $5/gallon, costs continue to increase

Currently, the average price of regular gasoline in the United States is edging towards $5/gallon at $4.919.

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In 13 states, the average price of regular gasoline exceeds $5/gallon. Those states include Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine.

Patrick De Haan at Gas Buddy is forecasting that the national average price per gallon of regular gas could hit $5/gallon by June 10, 2022, which he says would be “one week earlier than expected.”

Just a year ago, the national average price of gas was $3.053, according to AAA gas prices.

Currently, California is experiencing some of the highest costs to consumers for gasoline with a state average of $6.371.

Some parts of California are even seeing average gas prices exceeding $7/gallon.

People all across the United States have been sharing photos online showing the gas prices where they live. 

Others online shared photos of what gas prices have been in previous years.

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