Biden Raises Gas Prices Again

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( – While gas prices have dropped since their surge last summer, a large number of areas in the country are once again facing increases in gas prices that are guaranteed to cause problems for President Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

Especially in California, the prices have surged much higher than in any other area in the U.S. This increase has in part been the result of the heavy taxation which is looking to bring down carbon emissions caused by gas. In the past year, the average gas price in California has stayed above the $5 mark, with regular gas costing $5.439 per gallon since September 11. The American Automobile Association (AAA) has noted that the national average is $3.832 per gallon.

However while Californians might be used to the high gas prices, those in other states are not used to surges in gas prices. Since last year the average price for gas has increased by 12 cents, while in nine states, Washington, Arizona, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Georgia, Minnesota, and Arkansas, the average has increased by at least 30 cents.

In Washington specifically, the average price for gas is $5.066 per gallon while last year it was $4.654 during the same time period.

Last year the large increase in gas prices had mainly been driven by inflation and by the Russian invasion of Ukraine last February. This has been one of the key issues that Biden has attempted to mitigate in order to stop voters from feeling the pinch every time they have to fill up with gas.

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