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Published: Oct 12, 2021 4 min read
Close Up Of A Hand Pumping Gas
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Gas prices in America are averaging $3.27 per gallon of regular — over $1 more than a year ago, and the highest they've been since 2014.

Prices at the pump are rising particularly steeply lately. A gallon of regular costs an extra $.10 or more over what it did one week ago in nine states (Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Illinois and Delaware) and Washington, D.C., according to AAA. California drivers almost always face the highest gas prices in the nation, and they're paying well over $4 a gallon right now — an average of $4.44, at last check, compared to $3.21 a year ago.

For drivers, high gas prices today are not just painful, but probably quite confusing as well. The summer road trip season is over, and commuting is still down compared to pre-pandemic times.