Gas Prices Continue Climbing Ahead of Summer Driving Season


Gas prices are seen at a gas station in Riverwoods, Ill., Monday, April 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(AURN News) – Gas prices are surging again just as Americans prepare for the busy summer travel season, according to the latest data from AAA. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has risen to $3.67, a 12-cent increase from last month and right on par with prices this time last year.

The steady climb at the pump comes more than a month before Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer when gas demand typically rises. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the administration is closely monitoring the volatility in global energy markets.

“We are focused on securing energy supply and, like I said, lowering prices for Americans,” Jean-Pierre told reporters. “The United States’ current record domestic oil and gas production is helping meet our immediate needs while we make the historic investment needed to transition into clean — a clean energy economy, but obviously we’re going to continue to watch the markets carefully.”

Higher gas prices pose a challenge for the Biden administration as it struggles to tame inflation and provide financial relief for American families. 

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