That leaves fuel costs up by 48 cents prior to now month alone.
It now prices 32% extra to replenish your tank than on the day earlier than Russia invaded Ukraine.
Seven states now common $5 or increased, with Illinois changing into the newest to affix that unpopular membership, based on AAA. New York and Arizona are simply pennies away from the $5 threshold. The typical in California now stands at $6.19 a gallon.
No states have a median of $4.15 or decrease, with George coming in on the lowest at $4.16.
Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates, advised CNN he expects the nationwide common to hit $4.75 within the subsequent 10 days.
Oil costs, the largest part of pump costs, proceed to maneuver increased.
Brent crude, the world benchmark, gained 1% on Tuesday to shut on the highest degree in almost three months. Brent is up one other 1.2% Wednesday morning. The beneficial properties come after Europe agreed to section out 90% of Russian oil imports by the tip of the yr.