The 14 states where gas prices hit $5 a gallon

At least one in five gas stations across the United States now charges an average of more than $5 for each gallon of gasoline; however, in states like California, prices can reach more than $6.

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The national average price of a gallon of gasoline rose this Tuesday to $4,919 and now there are 14 states whose average price is already $5 dollars per gallon or more.

The last states to reach this figure were Michigan, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Georgia is the only state with an average below $4.30 dollars per gallon

In all, more than one in five gas stations across the country now charge more than $5 per regular gallon, and just over half charge $4.75 or more. Unfortunately, prices could continue to rise.

This is the list of the 14 states where the average price of regular gasoline reached $5 dollars:

1.- California
Average price: $6,371 dollars

2.- Nevada
Average price: $5,525 dollars

3.- Hawaii
Average price: $5,483 dollars

4.- Oregon
Average price: $5,462 dollars

5. Washington
Average price: $5,457 dollars

6.- Illinois
Average price: $5,453 dollars

7. Alaska
Average price: $5,421 dollars

8. Michigan
Average price: $5,171 dollars

9. Arizona
Average price: $5,160 dollars

10. Indiana
Average price: $5,153 dollars

11.- Washington D.C.
Average price: $5,137 dollars

12. New Jersey
Average price: $5,019 dollars

13. Maine
Average price: $5,004 dollars

14.- Massachusetts
Average price: $5.00 dollars

Why do prices keep rising?

Various analysts have predicted that it is expected that the national average reaches $5.05 dollars per gallon in the next 10 days.

They point out that the accusations that prices do not fall is due to the fact that oil, the most important component of gasoline pricescontinues to get more expensive, even after OPEC+ announced plans late last week to increase production.

Also, there is a strong demand for fuel as people drive and fly more. Supply, on the other hand, has not been able to keep up.

To this is added that America is pumping less oil than before before the covid-19 pandemic began, and the market is signaling that the OPEC+ increase is too small, too late.

In early March, the national average price of gasoline broke the record of $4.11 for a gallon for the first time of regular gasoline, which had been maintained since 2008.

That price now seems to be one of the cheapest. The national average price has been steadily increasing during the last month, setting 27 records in the last 28 days.

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