The price of gasoline in the United States has increased for the fifth consecutive day after racking up a 98-day losing streak, the longest the country had seen since 2015.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline for today, Sunday, September 25, is $3.71 dollars. The value is higher than the $3.70 it cost yesterday, but lower than the $3.67 a week ago and $3.87 a month ago. However, the price is still higher compared to the average registered a year ago, of $3.18 dollars.
California is the state with the highest fuel prices. The average ranges from $5.76 dollars, while in some areas, such as Mono, its value reaches $6.73 dollars, and in Humboldt it reaches $6.32 dollars.
After California, it is followed by states like Nevada, where the price reaches $5.08 dollars; Oregon, valued at $4.96; Washington, with $4.87 dollars; Alaska, with $4.78 dollars; Idaho, with $4.41 dollars; Utah, with $4.20 dollars; and Arizona, with $4.10 dollars.
The states with the lowest gasoline prices are Mississippi, at $3.08; Georgia, with $3.11 dollars; Louisiana, with $3.12 dollars; Texas, with $3.13 dollars; Tennessee with $3.18 dollars; South Carolina, with $3.21 dollars; Alabama, with $3.22 dollars; Arkansas, with $3.23 dollars; Kentucky, with $3.25 dollars; and North Carolina, with $3.33 dollars.
The sudden increase in fuel prices comes after a 14-week losing streak in gas priceswhich began after the gallon exceeded $5 dollars in mid-June in the midst of galloping inflation in the country, which in that month reached 9.1% compared to the previous year.
In a post, AAA spokesman Andrew Gross said a number of factors played a part in ending the downward trend. “All streaks have to end at some point.and the national average for a gallon of gasoline has fallen $1.34 from its peak in mid-June,” he said.
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