In the wake of the economy reopening and motorists heading to the road in droves, Americans are paying an average of $3.15 for gas – the highest since 2007.
According to data from the American Automobile Association, the average national price of regular unleaded gasoline is now nearly $1 higher than it was a year ago.
The average price per gallon of regular unleaded gas in New York is $3.19, while it is $3.16 in New Jersey, according to AAA data. Despite this, California is the most expensive gas state in the union, with a reported average of $4.31 per gallon.
Because of lower taxes and fewer costs associated with transporting gas from oil wells and refineries in oil-producing states like Texas and Louisiana, black gold is currently the cheapest in the south and midwest.