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Published: Apr 28, 2022 6 min read
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Sky-high gas prices are on everyone's minds these days. As costs keep climbing, states and cities and even chain restaurants and big box stores like Walmart are seizing the opportunity to provide relief at the pump — and curry favor with drivers in the process.

Amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and rising inflation, gas is still really, really expensive — and it’s getting worse. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States is now $4.14, according to AAA. That’s not quite as bad as the record high of $4.33 in March, but it’s 2 cents higher than last week and $1.25 more expensive a year ago.

There’s been talk among some Democrats of a pause on the national gas tax, but it’s not clear whether any bill will have enough support in Congress to make it to President Biden’s desk. In the meantime, some states and cities are continuing to take matters into their own hands to help ease the pain of high gas prices.

Lower gas prices around the country