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Average gas prices are 50% higher nationwide compared to last year

About 9% higher than it was a month ago
Cheap gas expected to increase summer travel
Posted at 3:04 PM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 18:06:28-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — For the first time in American history, the average gas price in all 50 states is above $4.

The average cost of a gallon of gasoline is currently $4.56, according to AAA.

This is 50% higher than the average a year ago at $3.04.

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It is also about 9% higher than it was a month ago at $4.08.

Most of the highest prices are found along the west coast and northeast.

Kansas and Oklahoma are the lowest with $4.02 and $4.03, respectively.

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