• California is the state that continues to lead gasoline prices in the United States, but who follows? In Globe Live Media we tell you

During the last weeks we have seen how the prices of the pump have risen in a way that has not been seen in the United States, even, in some states like California, the price of gasoline per gallon has been up to $6 dollars in some areas. Nationwide they rose to more than $5 during the month of June.

With 99 consecutive days of declines, today we can find gasoline at $3.83 dollars per gallon. However, this streak ended last Wednesday, when average prices went from $3,678 per gallon to $3.68, according to data from the American Automobile Association (AAA).

It must be clear that this is the national average and although experts say that one penny does not represent a large increase, we must take into account that the increases in the price of gasoline have been regional.

In fact, during this same week, various states have seen increases in the price of gasoline. In 10 states, the cost of the average gallon of gasoline increased by at least 16 cents in a week, and several western states saw price increases of 38 cents or more in a week.

Which states lead the increases in gasoline

According to AAA, this has been reflected in California, where at least six oil refineries are undergoing maintenance. Prices have come to position themselves as the highest in the entire country, where drivers have come to pay up to $6.44 dollars per gallon.

What is happening in other states, is that there are supply problems, as is the case with some that are in the west of the country and in others that are in the upper midwest, there are similar problems due to a fire that occurred in a refinery during the month of September in Toledo, Ohio.

According to AAA, the other states affected by fuel prices are: Alaska (+54 cents), Oregon (+43 cents), Washington (+38 cents), Arizona (+38 cents), Nevada (+38 cents) , Michigan (+19 cents), Illinois (+19 cents), Wisconsin (+17 cents) and Indiana (+16 cents).

“All streaks have to end at some point, and the national average for a gallon of gas is down $1.34 from its peak in mid-June. But there are big factors pulling global oil, like war, Covid-19, an economic downturn, and hurricane season. All of this uncertainty could drive oil prices higher, likely resulting in slightly higher pump prices,” AAA spokesman Andrew Gross said in a press release.

“Regional differences in gasoline prices are stark right now, with prices on the West Coast reaching $6 a gallon and above, while prices in the states of Texas and the Gulf Coast fall below the $3 dollars in some areas,” he added.

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