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What are gas prices in the US and each state? Today 26 June 2022

The high price of gasoline could prove a major headache for motorists with record numbers expected to travel for the upcoming 4th July weekend.

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Record-breaking numbers of Americans are expected to take to the road next week for Fourth of July celebrations, after two years of social distancing requirements that outlawed big parties in much of the country.

But, while the covid-19 situation has improved, the high price of gasoline in the United States looks set to make it an expensive trip for those travelling long distances next weekend. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the US has dipped slightly to $4.90, but remains extremely high. Experts are offering tips to find the cheapest gas near you.

“It’s usually best not use the stations right along the interstate,” said Ellen Edmonds, manager of AAA public relations, when speaking to CNN Travel. Instead, “drive a few miles drive down the road. Look for residential areas or remote rural areas.”

Earlier this week, President Biden called on Congress to implement a three-month federal gas tax holiday, in a bid to ease the financial burden on American drivers. “President Biden understands that a gas tax holiday alone will not, on its own, relieve the run up in costs that we’ve seen,” a White House statement said on Wednesday. “But the President believes that at this unique moment when the war in Ukraine is imposing costs on American families, Congress should do what it can to provide working families breathing room.”

Date: Sunday 26 June 2022

Today’s national average: $4.900

Selected states’ daily average (prices vary across the state):

California $6.321

Texas $4.552

Florida $4.678

New York $4.961

In which states is gas most expensive?

The five states with the highest average regular gas prices today are:

California $6.321

Nevada $5.586

Hawaii $5.572

Alaska $5.571

Oregon $5.500

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In which states is gas least expensive?

The five states for the lowest average regular gas prices today are:

Georgia $4.407

Mississippi $4.423

South Carolina $4.433

Louisiana $4.448

Arkansas $4.450

Prices are taken from the AAA Gas Prices website, a public service of the United States’ largest motoring and leisure travel membership organization. Every day, AAA surveys 120,000 stations in cooperation with WEX Inc.

Gas cost calculator

The AAA website includes a useful gas cost calculator to help Americans work out how much their trip is likely to cost. Just enter your starting location plus two, or three, destinations as well as car model details.

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