For the first time in history, the price of AI-92 gasoline at US gas stations rose above $4 per gallon in all states of the country. Even yesterday prices were lower in Kansas, Oklahoma and Georgia, but today they have already exceeded this limit.
In California, the state with the most expensive gasoline, prices average $6.021 per gallon (RUB 101.04 per liter), a new record, while five other states have prices in excess of $5 per gallon (RUB 83.90). rub per liter).
The steady rise in gasoline prices less than two weeks before the start of the peak summer driving season is a burden on consumers and a potential problem for US President Joe Biden. Biden’s decisions to release crude oil from the country’s Strategic Reserve did not lead to a noticeable drop in gas prices at gas stations, partly due to a lack of refining capacity to produce automotive fuel.
Experts note that it is too early to judge how the recent increase in gasoline prices will affect the mood of drivers and how it will affect their plans for summer trips. According to them, historically in such circumstances, Americans still made planned trips, but found other ways to offset the increase in fuel costs.