If you are planning to take a road trip this summer. Be prepared for pain at the pump. According to AAA, average price A regular gallon of unleaded gas is $4.97. So, which countries are paying the most for gas right now. Let’s take a look at the top ten.
California has the most expensive gas prices
According to AAA, California has the highest gas prices at the moment with regular unleaded gas priced at $6,403. That’s more than a dollar above the national average. And it doesn’t look like prices will drop any time soon.
In second place is Nevada, where an unleaded gallon costs an average of $5,587. That’s about $50 more than the national average price for gas.
Washington, Alaska and Illinois crowned the top five
Roughly the five most expensive states for gas are Washington ($5.511), Alaska ($5.510), and Illinois ($5.550). So, if you’re planning on hitting the road to any of these states this summer, be prepared to pay a little extra at the pump.
The rest of the top ten
The remaining states in the top 10 are: Oregon ($5.508), Hawaii ($5,499), Arizona ($5,264), Indiana ($5,238) and Michigan ($5,214).
What is the reason for the rise in gas prices?
There are a few factors that contribute to higher gas prices. One is the price of crude oil, which has been on the rise in recent months. Another factor is the summer travel season. As more and more people are taking to the road for vacations, so does the demand for gas and so does prices. Add inflation to the mix and it’s a recipe for continued pump pain.
What can you do to save money on gas?
If you’re looking to save money on gas this summer, there are a few things you can do. One is to share or ride a car when possible. Another is to plan your route ahead of time and take the most direct route possible. You can also search for gas stations that offer discounts on cash or loyalty programs.
Do you have any tips for saving money on gas? Let us know in the comments below.