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Published: Feb 22, 2022 5 min read
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Let's hope you're not planning on taking a road trip anytime soon. Gas prices around the U.S. have risen for eight weeks in a row, and the cost of fueling up is only expected to get more expensive due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

As of Tuesday, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline stood at $3.53 nationally, according to AAA. That's an increase of 21 cents over last month and a whopping 90 cents higher than at this time in 2021.

High gas prices have been hitting consumers' budgets for months. Back in October, prices at the pump reached what was then a seven-year high at an average of $3.27 per gallon, and they've only crept up since then.

Other kinds of gas and oil prices have been soaring as well, and the result has been abnormally high heating bills for people all over the country.